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Guest Post: 5 Copyright Terms We Need to Stop Using Incorrectly

Guest Post: 5 Copyright Terms We Need to Stop Using Incorrectly

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Now is the time to correct mistakes and to try and help those less familiar with copyright terminology understand what these terms actually mean and how to better convey what they are actually talking about.

Keeping Fair Use “Fair”

Keeping Fair Use “Fair”

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Most of us like to think of ourselves as fair-minded. And as a nation, we honor the idea of fair-play and instill the ideal of fairness in our children from an early age. So when someone uses the term “fair-use” as the basis for taking a copyrighted work without permission or compensation, you would expect that fair-minded people would think it is hardly “fair” for someone to get a free ride on the labors of another.

Music Piracy: The Forgotten African Disease

Music Piracy: The Forgotten African Disease

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If you have ever been to Africa, you understand the importance of music to the culture of the people across the continent. Music is a part of every aspect of daily life – from harvesting coffee beans in the morning, to cooking a meal for the village in the afternoon, to worshiping in church on Sundays. And the music resonates in African society in a manner unparalleled by anything you can encounter state-side.

Copyright Creates Jobs. Period.

Copyright Creates Jobs. Period.

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Imagine the U.S. economy minus the entire state of New York. While such a reality may be to New Jersey’s or the West Coast’s delight, the economic impact stemming from a state the size of New York adds to the U.S. economy as a whole, producing huge contributions to national exports, GDP, and jobs.