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Debunking Copyright Myths

Postby MrFredPFL » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:11 pm

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These days it seems that copyright law is everywhere, from lawsuits alleging that the multiplayer online battle game Fortnite infringed popular dance moves such as the floss,1 to the Ninth Circuit agreeing that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” infringed Marvin Gaye’s copyrighted hit song “Got to Give It Up.”2 As the Internet and technology have become omnipresent in our lives, the constant availability of copyrighted content—from streamed music to photos and posts on social media—has led to the perpetuation of copyright myths. Unfortunately, these myths and numerous others have caused misconceptions over the rights of the copyright holder and the obligations of the user.

The U.S. Copyright Act is a strict liability statute. In other words, following a “rule” that you believe to be true but which turns out to be a myth will not excuse you from liability for infringement. Under certain circumstances, it is possible to plead “innocent infringement,” but even that only serves to reduce the amount of damages you may owe and does not excuse your infringement.

Here are four of the most common copyright myths—debunked.

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Re: Debunking Copyright Myths

Postby arthurnottheking » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:23 am


It just reminded me of the Minnesota case described in the pdf Myths of Copyright Law by Moss&Barnett. I can't imagine that people often believe that the global writing cooperative will be fooled by the fake copyright laws.
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