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Are Derivative Works Copyright Infringement?

The answer is: “yes, but not always.” In general, US copyright law allows the owner of an original work of authorship to prohibit the creation and display of derivative works without authorization. For example, if I write a marvelous novel, it is copyright infringement for someone to write and perform a theater production or make… READ MORE

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Statute of Limitations Copyright Infringement

In the United States, copyrights are protected by federal law. Copyrights protect original works of authorship such as music, art, writings, videos and the like. Copyright law gives the owner the exclusive right to perform or display the original works. Copyright law also protects what are called “derivative works” based on the original. If someone… READ MORE

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