If you like to keep your money in your wallet and not pay it out to copyright holders, you will want to avoid these copyright mistakes!
Many people come online and don't fully understand how breaking these copyright laws could cost you money.
In this interview Lany Sullivan of RCUWomen talks with Attorney at Law Sara F. Hawkins about the various laws in regards to using copyrighted works.
****LEGAL DISCLOSURE: This conversation is for information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.
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0:50 What is Copyright Content in simple terms.
What type of things can have a copyright?
Not everything is copyrightable!
2:12 What is DMCA?
(Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
These rules for copyright are adjusted to cover the digital age! So people who create online content can have protection of the original works. This also allows for sites who host 3rd party content to have protection.
3:52 What is Fair Use? This is just a brief description and some example applications, so you can do further research.
Fair Use in regards to copyright can be a very difficult subject since there are so many variables. To be safe...don't use copyrighted content! Be original and save yourself the hassle an the money of fighting in court!
One of the articles on Sara's site about Fair Use and Online Images - http://sarafhawkins.com/cop...
6:06 When is it ok to use copyrighted music on a video?
Can copyrighted music be used under the fair use law?
Can you use copyrighted music if you have a disclaimer saying you don't claim copyright?
Can a song have more than 1 copyright holder?
8:00 When is it ok to use images that have a copyright?
Using an image that you do not have rights to...could be very costly. beware that some sites may mislead you and say they own the copyright and they don't. You still get the bill and the law suit!
10:05 Do you need to register a copyright for each image, video, article or piece of music that you put online or is there an automatic copyright?
How does registering a copyright actually help you if someone uses your work without permission?
11:45 Can you be held liable for sharing content even if you didn't know it had a copyright?
Use Google Image search
TinEye - https://www.tineye.com/
to look for the original image and copyright holder.
The ONLY person who can give you permission to use an image is the copyright holder or their agent!
Connect with Sara F. Hawkins - http://sarafhawkins.com
RCUW Forum - http://rcuwomen.com/forum
Lany Sullivan - http://lanysullivan.com
Ginger Roots Media - http://gingerrootsmedia.com