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Copyrights

Copyright Directory
About Copyrights
Who Protects Copyrights
Copyright Myths
Copyright Internet Issues
About Registrations
Copyright Consultations
Registrations & Searches
Hyperlinking
Musical Groups
No Idea Protection
No Use Control
Self-Publishing
Slogans
Idea Theft
Work For Hire

 

   

 

 



Copyright Myths & Misunderstandings

Your new slogan is copyrightable - wrong -

  • Short slogans are not considered to embody sufficient authorship for copyright protection.

  • If, however, the slogan is used as a trademark, protection might be available under the trademark laws.  See slogans, about trademarks.

Copyright is an inexpensive way to protect your invention - wrong -

  • Publish and the invention will become public domain property.

  • Copyright is not a "poor man's patent" no matter who claims it is.

  • Copyright does not protect the ideas or techniques or information.  more

Avoid infringement by changing five features - probably wrong -

  • The test will be similarity between yours and theirs.

  • If the key features remain in yours, which they often do, copyright infringement has not been avoided.

You purchased an original painting and now you own the copyrights - wrong -

  • The purchase of an original art object does not pass on the author's copyrights thereto.

  • Copyrights can, however, be transferred by contract.

other topics - About Copyrights, About Copyright Registrations, IP Symbols, patent myths, trademark myths


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Chicago, Illinois  60602
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