Copyright ownership gives the publishers and authors the exclusive right to use the work they have created with some exceptions and they automatically own the copyright to the work.
The Copyright Office has information online and the site can be reached here.
Yes, in some circumstances, it is possible to use a copyright-protected work without infringing the owner’s copyright. For more information about this, you may wish to learn about Fair Use. It is important to note that certain content can be removed from TradeDog website in response to a claim of copyright infringement, even if you have…
Some content creators choose to make their work available for reuse with certain requirements. For more about this, you may wish to learn about the Creative Commons license.
Copyright is just one form of intellectual property. It is not the same as a trademark, which protects brand names, mottos, logos, and other source identifiers from being used by others for certain purposes. It is also different from patent law, which protects inventions.
The easiest way to file a complaint is to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Copyright Infringement” in the subject area.
Copyright notifications must include the following elements. Without this information, we will be unable to take action on your request:
You’ll need to provide information that will allow us to contact you regarding your complaints, such as an email address, physical address or telephone number.
In your complaint, be sure to clearly and completely describe the copyrighted content you are seeking to protect. If multiple copyrighted works are covered in your complaint, the law allows a representative list of such works.
Your complaint must contain the specific URL of the content you believe infringes your rights, or we will be unable to locate it. General information about the location of the content is not adequate. Please include the URL(s) of the exact content at issue.
Complete complaints require the physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a representative authorized to act on their behalf. To satisfy this requirement, you may type your full legal name to act as your signature at the bottom of your complaint in your email.
Once we received the complaint, we will contact you within two (2) business days.