Truth 36. Copyrights laws: A surprising breadth of protection

Of all the forms of intellectual property protection, the copyright laws are possibly the least understood. Most of us think of books, newspaper articles, and musical scores as needing copyright protection. But copyright law extends much further. Nearly anything that a business creates that is in written or digital form is eligible for copyright protection.

A copyright is a form of intellectual property protection that grants to the owner of a work of authorship the legal right to determine how the work is used and to obtain the economic benefits from it.[1] The work must be in tangible form, such as a book or computer software program. Businesses typically possess a treasure ...

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