Unless noted, the subjects listed below are briefly covered in Chapter 4 of How to Register Your Own Copyright by Mark Warda.
Works in the Public Domain
Update Chapter 4 in your text, using the Copyright Term Extension Act information.
There are several reasons a work can find itself in the public domain. List five:
A work registered on or after 1/1/78 is now protected for:______________
There are exceptions to the public performance rule. Name some that you have probably witnessed.
The "4 Tests" of Fair Use of Copyrighted Works
Fair Use for Students? Read the handout on Demo Reels.
Do you think there is much difference between compositing using someone else's work and what the student artist did in the Corel case?
Explain clearly on a separate sheet of paper, citing information from each situation.
Use with Permission
Sound Recordings Made before February 15, 1972
Playing of Broadcasts
What operation using a computer might be comparable to home videotaping?
Rental of Copyrighted Works
The Right to Privacy
Can You Use Others’ Likenesses?
What does "right of publicity" mean?
Why did Fred Astaire's heirs object to his image dancing with a vacuum cleaner?
Do you think that celebrities should have the right to not be photographed?
Look up the following words:
How might these four concepts describe an artist's continuous rights over her/his work--even after it's sold?
Midterm exam on copyright and Internet myths.
Midterm Presentation Project Outline