International Copyright Development and the Concept of Fair Use

by LockLizard
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Management

Like all law, copyright law was a purely national affair, and was developed to regulate internal markets. As a result, some nations chose to recognize copyright as existing from the moment of creation of a work (book, play, poem, picture, photograph and so on) whilst other introduced different tests – originality, proof that novelty was present, sweat of the brow in creation of the work, performance of the play or musical work – in order to prove that the work was worthy of copyright, or formal registration with a national authority (just as patents are registered today, although with lower tests by the registration authority).

Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

anyone doing business over the Internet selling copyright works is affected by international copyright whether you like it or not..however, that if you are an individual trader or a small business then it is very difficult for you to rely upon the law to protect your IPR. Only large companies can really afford to litigate in order to reinforce their rights.