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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

   

 

 


No Post-Sale Use Control in Copyrights

more on what copyright does not protect
 

Copyright does not give copyright owners the right to control post-sale uses of a work, unless such uses themselves violate one or more of a copyright owner's exclusive rights, namely:

  • Right to reproduce the work.

  • Right to distribute copies of the work.

  • Right to perform or display the work publicly.

  • Right to prepare derivative works based on the work.

  • Right to authorize others to do any of these.

A purchaser of a copyrighted work has the right to use and dispose of the work (tangible article) as desired, as long as the above exclusive rights are avoided.

A purchaser of a copyrighted work, such as a book, a movie DVD, a painting, may:

  • Read the book and read it to others in a closed (not open to public) setting.

  • Watch the DVD alone or in the company of friends, family and neighbors.

  • Look at and display the painting at home or in the workplace.

  • Take the book, DVD or painting anywhere, anytime.

  • Sell the book, DVD or painting to someone else.

  • Give the book, DVD or painting away.

  • Destroy or throw the book, DVD or painting away.

but:

  • May not make copies of the book, DVD or painting, by any technique.

  • May not distribute copies of the book, DVD or painting, by any means (so it never should be displayed on your website).

  • May not use it in a movie or TV show or theater performance if the protected content is perceptible to the (public) audience.

  • May not convert it into a different work.

  • May not let someone else do any of the above with it.


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