What is Copyright Infringement?

The United States Copyright Office (USCO) dictates copyright infringement. That office states that under the copyright laws of the United States the creator of the original expression in a work that is fixed in any tangible medium of expression is its author. The author is also the owner of copyright unless there is a written agreement by which the author assigns the copyright to another person or entity, such as a publisher. In cases of works made for hire, the employer or commissioning party is considered to be the author. A copyright notice identifies copies of the work to inform the public of copyright ownership. It usually consists of the word “copyright,” (or ©) the name of the owner and the year of publication. Use of the notice is the responsibility of the owner and does not require registration with the Copyright Office. Copyright infringement occurs when another party uses a copyrighted work and uses it for derivative work similar to the copyright,…

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