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DMCA is the copyright law of the US. It governs the rights and duties of copyright owners to their material who believe their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed, particularly but not limited to, on the Internet. DMCA also governs the rights and duties of OSP / ISP (Internet Service Providers) on whose servers or networks the infringing material may be identified. DMCA is copyright law in the USA, but it is for most countries throughout the world, not exclusively to the US only. Our takedown contacts are in all the major hosting countries.
The notices begin when the ISP receives a formal complaint from a corporation or an individual that their work is violated under the DCMA. They legally have no alternative but to deal with the issue with the person who has violated the Act. You can be in violation by sending, uploading, or downloading copyrighted content. A valid DMCA notice will include the material you have uploaded illegally; the IP address you were utilizing when the violation happened; the date and time of the alleged violation, and the exact section of DMCA you are accused of your violation.
Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code Section 106(3) is the section most commonly violated. This is the Exclusive Rights of Copyright Works segment and is the general for video and audio copyright violations.
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Copyright a name
There is a common misconception that there is a close connection between the law of copyright, name protection, and company names.
Copyright attaches to artistic and literary works, such as paintings, sculptures, musical compositions, and novels but to speak of name copyright is to overlook the fact that names need separate legal protection by means of trademark registration. Since names and trade names are not usually artistic works copyright protection does not extend to titles, names, slogans or short phrases. You cannot copyright your name, the title of your post or any short phrase that you use to identify a work.
The reason is that copyright is designed to protect works of creative authorship, it is not designed to protect how that work is identified in the marketplace, the same goes for people and places. Furthermore, such short phrases rarely meet the requisite level of creativity to be considered for copyright protection.
So, whilst it is commonly thought that you can copyright a name and people talk in terms of 'name copyright', there is really no such thing from a legal point of view. Names need to be protected by trademark registration.
How to Copyright
The Berne Convention provides automatic protection for works without requiring any formalities. Under International Law, all original and tangible works have copyright protection as soon as they are created. However, in the event that the work is infringed evidence may be required to support the claim.
Although a copyright notice is not required, displaying a notice shows that you have an awareness of copyright and take infringements of your work seriously. If your work is infringed and your claim to copyright is disputed, you may need evidence to help prove your claim. This valuable evidence can be provided by our copyright registration service that provides verifiable proof of the date and content of your work.
Unlike most other intellectual property rights, you don't have to apply for copyright and there is no official register of copyright holders.
Youtube Copyright Music
Using copyrighted music for your YouTube video without authorization may violate copyright law. A copyright claim could be issued on your video by the music rights holder, which leads to your video being removed or the audio stripped from it. However, you can avoid violating copyright law by using two options given by Youtube.
First, you can search for free music from youtube. You can click on any of the free music entries to listen to a preview. You will see 'You're free to use this song in any of your videos' in most cases. Or you may see 'You're free to use this song in any of your videos, but you must include the following in your video description' followed by a disclaimer of some kind that needs to be copied and utilized exactly as the description in some cases. When you find the music you desire to add to your video, just click the download arrow next to the title to download it for use. There is no limitation to the music on the screen. You can search by genre, title, mood, instrument, duration, and attribution.
Second, you can also seek for copyrighted commercial music that you can insert into your videos. The YouTube commercial Music Policies section consists of many popular songs that video creators are interested in using. They are usually accompanied with some restrictions. For example, the song is limited and blocked in some countries or the owner may put ads on your video to monetize the use of the music. The list also contains songs that you are not granted permission to use.
How long does Copyright Last?
1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act states the duration of copyright as:
i. For literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works
70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies*, or,
If the author is unknown, copyright will last for 70 years from the end of the year in which the work was created; if it is made available to the public during that time, (by publication, authorized performance, broadcast, etc.), copyright will run for 70 years from the end of the year that the work was first made available.
ii. Sound Recordings
50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was created, or,
If the work is published, or otherwise made available to the public by the rights owner within that time, 70 years from the end of the year that the work was first published or made available.
70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last principal director, author or composer dies*.
If the work is of unknown authorship: 70 years from the end of the year of creation, or if made available to the public in that time, 70 years from the end of the year the film was first made available
iv. Typographical arrangement of published editions
25 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was
v. Broadcasts and cable programmes
50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the broadcast
vi. Crown Copyright
Crown copyright will exist in works made by an officer of the Crown, this includes items such as legislation and documents and reports produced by government bodies.
Crown copyright will last for a period of 125 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was made.
If the work was commercially published within 75 years of the end of the year in which it was made, Crown copyright will last for 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which it was published.
vii. Parliamentary Copyright
Parliamentary copyright will apply to work that is made by or under the direction or control of the House of Commons or the House of Lords and will last until 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was made.
The main common thread that runs through all works that are copyrightable is that they should be original and expressed in a tangible form of expression for them to qualify for copyright protection. Some examples of works protected by copyright are:
Any work that is expressed in words, numbers or any other verbal and numerical symbols, but isn’t an audiovisual work, is considered a literary work. That includes such things as manuscripts, books, phonorecords, cards, disks, film, and tapes are among some of the written materials that are considered protected under copyright law.
On a much narrower level, such things as novels, short stories, letters, movie scripts, cooking recipes, email messages, mathematical proofs, and computer programs also qualify as original works of creative expression and are protected under copyright law.
Musical Works and Accompanying Words
Copyright laws cover music just as much as they cover other kinds of work. This generally includes the words that go with the music, and any other pre-existing components of the music, such as an old tune or poem.
Dramatic works, whether published or unpublished, are also protected under copyright law. These include such as things as plays, scripts for cinema, television, and radio, pantomimes, and works of choreography. There are many elements to a dramatic work, such as the directions for actions, the spoken text, and the plot. All of these will play a role in determining whether the work qualifies for copyright protection.
The category of motion pictures and audio-visual works is all about series of images that you intend to portray alongside music or some other kind of audio effect. Films and movies come under the category of motion pictures.
Other Copyrightable Works
As mentioned before, there are lots of other works that qualify for protection under copyright law. These include two dimensional and three dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art, photographs, and prints.
You could also copyright globes, maps, charts, and works of architectural expression, including drawings, technical plans, and models.
In terms of youtube copyright, it is of great importance to understand about a Youtube copyright strike and a content ID claim.
First, if you get a copyright strike from YouTube for one of your videos this means that it has been taken down from the community following a valid formal legal request from the copyright owner requiring YouTube to do so under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
There are two options for you if you want to deal with a YouTube copyright strike, namely, contacting the copyright owner to retract their infringement claim or submit a counter-notification if you believe your video was mistakenly removed as it is made for fair use or was simply misidentified as infringing copyright.
Regarding a content ID claim, if a video is uploaded including copyrighted material the YouTube account owner could issue a Content ID claim. These are issued by companies that are copyright owners to movies, music, television shows, video games, and any other copyright-protected works. With a Content ID system, copyright owners are enabled to quickly and effectively identify their works on YouTube. When a new video is uploaded to YouTube, it would be scanned against a database of existing works submitted by content owners. Content ID claims against your YouTube account are likely to be found in the copyright notices section of your Video Manager. In some cases, you may be notified of a Content ID claim via email.
There is a difference between a copyright removal and a Content ID claim. A copyright removal on YouTube requires the submission of a legal notice from the copyright holder, with all the necessary valid requirements fulfilled. A Content ID claim is not governed in law as a copyright removal. You can get to know a Content ID claim because the video will display a phrase: “Includes copyrighted content”. In most cases, the claim is simply to track or monetize the video and not block it entirely, which has no adverse impact on your YouTube account.
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The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886. At present there are 177 signatory countries to the Berne Convention.
The core of the Berne Convention is its provision that each of the contracting countries shall provide automatic protection for works first published in other countries of the Berne union and for unpublished works whose authors are citizens of or resident in such other countries. Each country of the union must guarantee to authors who are nationals of other member countries the rights that its own laws grant to its nationals.
In the Rome revision the term of copyright for most types of works became the life of the author plus 50 years, but it was recognized that some countries might have a shorter term.
The Berne Convention sets out some basic principles for protection of copyright:
o member countries must give works originating in another contracting country the same protection under the convention as the works of the member country's own nationals;
o protection is automatic and member countries must not condition protection on compliance with any formalities; and
o protection does not depend on the existence of protection in the work's country of origin, with limited exceptions.
o the agreement also required member states to provide strong minimum standards for copyright law.
However, when the United States joined the Convention on 1 March 1989, it continued to make statutory damages and attorney's fees only available for registered works.
The Patents Act 1977 is the main law governing the patents system in the UK.
The Patents Act 1977 outlines the requirements for patent applications, how the patent-granting process should operate, and the law relevant to disputes concerning patents. It also regulates how UK law relates to the European Patent Convention and the Patent Co-operation Treaty.
The latest amendment to the Patents Act 1977 took place on 1 October 2017 and was made by the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017.
Crown copyright is a form of copyright claim used by the governments of a number of Commonwealth Countries. It provides special copyright rules for the Crown, i.e. government departments and state entities. Crown copyright is defined under section 163 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as works made by officers or servants of the Crown in the course of their duties. This includes legislation, government codes of practice, Ordnance Survey mapping, government reports, official press releases, academic articles and many public records. There is, in addition, a small class of materials where the Crown claims the right to control reproduction outside normal copyright law due to letters patent issued under the royal prerogative. This material includes the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.
Copyright can also come into Crown ownership by means of assignment or transfer of the copyright from the legal owner of the copyright to the Crown. Copyright in a work which has been assigned to the Crown lasts 70 years after the death of the person who created it. The default licence for most Crown copyright and Crown database right information is the Open Government Licence (OGL).
Much Crown copyright material is made available to use free of charge under the Open Government Licence and no other licence is required.
Where Crown copyright material is covered by the Open Government Licence, you can:
· Copy, publish, distribute and transmit the information
· Adapt the information
· Exploit the information commercially and non commercially, i.e. by combining it with information of your own
Some Crown material is subject to a waiver, which means that it may be reproduced in any format, free of charge, without obtaining official permission. Categories of Crown material for which copyright has been waived includes government press notices, legislation and explanatory notes on the legislation, ministerial speeches, consultation documents, documents on official websites.
The duration of Crown copyright varies depending whether material is published or unpublished. Unpublished material was originally subject to copyright protection in perpetuity. However, the 1988 Act removed this concept from British law. Transitional provisions that apply for 50 years after the entry into force of the 1988 Act provide that no unpublished material will lose its copyright protection until 1 January 2040. New Crown copyright material that is unpublished has copyright protection for 125 years from date of creation. Published Crown copyright material has protection for 50 years from date of publication.
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