Works can be registerd at us copyright office

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Works can be registerd At US Copyright Office Protected Expression only the expression of an idea can be copyrighted—not the idea itself to be protected, a work must be “fixed in a durable medium” Protection is automatic, registration is not required Must fall into: Literary works Musical works Dramatic works & accompanying music Pantomimes and choreographic works Pictoral, graphic& sculptural works (cartoons, maps, posters, stuffed animals) Motion pictures (including multimedia)
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Sound recordings Architectural works What is copyrightable is the expression of the idea. Thus, anyone can use the  underlying ideas in a copyrighted work Infringement: Whenever unauthorized copying occurs Damages: actual to criminal prosecution “Fair Use” exception: provides for exception to liability from reproduction of  copyright under the doctrine when material is used for criticism, comment, news,  teaching, research Ethics Approaches to Ethical Reasoning Duty Based Ethics: derived from religious & philosophical principles Religious Ethical Standards: the rightness/wrongness of an action is usually  judged according to its conformity to an absolute rule that commands a particular 
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