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info The Internet has been characterized as the largest threat to copyright since its inception. The Internet is awash in information, much of it with varying degrees of copyright protection. Copyrighted works on the net include news stories, software, novels, screenplays, graphics, pictures, Usenet messages and even email. In fact, the frightening reality is that almost everything on the Net is protected by copyright law.

Copyright Basics



Where did Copyright come from? The true sordid history.


How long does a copyright last? You may be surprised.

Public Domain

Where copyrights go to die.


Do-it-yourself with these forms.


What can you copyright?


Why copyright?


How to build your own copyright notice, and what it all means.


How do you copyright?

Fair Use

Fair Use

Fair Use

When can you infringe a copyright and get away with it? Take the Fair Use test!

Fair Use Analysis

Trying to come to mathematical certainty in Fair Use analyses.

The Visualizer

Use the Fair Use Visualizer to calculate a Fair Use Score.

Visualizer for youtube

Calculate a Fair Use Score for your video and then upload it to YouTube.

PowerPoint Presentations


NATOA 2006

National Association of Telecom. Officers and Advisors
San Jose, CA
May 1, 2006

Copyright 101: Public * Educational * Government Producers

NAB 2005

National Association of Broadcasters
Las Vegas, NV
April 21, 2005

Bright Lines and Gray Areas: Sampling Audio and Video

NAB 2004

National Association of Broadcasters
Las Vegas, NV
April 21, 2004

Copyright for Creatives: Controlling your Culture

NAB 2002

National Association of Broadcasters
Las Vegas, NV
April 10, 2002

Copyright Registration Workshop: Focus on New Media

NAB 2001 XStream

National Association of Broadcasters
New Orleans, LA
September 5, 2001

Intellectual Property Protection: DRM or 'Tag & Track'?

NAB 2001

National Association of Broadcasters
Las Vegas, NV
April 21, 2001

Control and Consumption: Infringement, Fair Use and Circumvention