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How Do You Register a Database?

If a valuable database is protected by copyright, it should be registered with the Copyright Office.

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Types of Databases That Can't Be Protected?

Not all databases qualify for copyright protection. This is because a work must be the product of a minimal amount of creativity to be protected ...

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Types of Databases Eligible for Copyright Protection

Copyright law is the primary vehicle for legally protecting databases. However, not all databases are protected by copyright.

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Ten Tips for Songwriters: Credits, Copyrights, and Coauthors

You may have written an outstanding song with a fabulous melody, great lyrics, and memorable hooks. Yet your work doesn't stop there. Songwriting rais...

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Software and Application Development Agreements: Protect Your Copyright

A written software development agreement is key to getting the product you want (if you are the client), getting paid (if you are the developer), prev...

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Protecting Artwork That Uses Natural Elements: Copyright & Design Patent Laws

Many artists draw upon nature for their artwork. Yet protecting such artwork from copying is tricky. Generally, you can't claim rights to nature becau...

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Why You Should Copyright Your Software and Online Applications

One of the best ways for software authors to protect their work is to register it with the U.S. Copyright Office. Registration is easy and cheap. And,...

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Copyright Ownership and Rights

The creator of a copyrighted work does not always own the copyright. In some cases other persons or entities own the copyright. There are also rules g...

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