Remedies patent holder can seek an injunction damages

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Remedies: patent holder can seek an injunction, damages, and attorneys fees and  costs Patent holders are not automatically entitled to an injunction against future infringing  activities Copyrights Intangible property right granted by federal statue to creator of a literary or artistic  production of a specified type Works created after 1978 have automatic protection for life of the author, plus 70 years For publishing houses, copyright expires 95 years from publication or 120 years from  creation, whichever is first Registration 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)
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Motion pictures (including multimedia) 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 form of  behavior The motive of the actor is irrelevant Kantian Ethics: belief that general guiding principles for moral behavior can be derived  from human nature (categorical imperative) The rightness/wrongess is judged by estimating the consequences that would follow if  everyone in society performed the act The Principle of Rights: belief that every duty gives rise to a corresponding right, deeply  embedded in Western culture Ethicality of an action is judged by how the consequences of the action will affect the  rights of others Outcome Based Ethics: Utilitarianism Action is ethical based on whether it produces the greatest good for the greatest # of  people If it affects the majority adversely, it is morally wrong Applying the theory requires: Determination of individuals affected Cost-benefit analysis Choice among alternative actions
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