Copyright protection is one of the most important legal areas today. In our previous articles, we discussed the types of copyright, its protection, violation, and other important issues. Today we will examine the limitations of rights and try to find out in which cases copyright works can be used if they are not public property.
As you know, copyright is protected by law. And these laws accept cases where the use of a work can be freely used, and this should not be considered a violation of the law.
This happens without the permission of the copyright holder since the latter receives compensation for the use of his work.
These works may not be public property but may be authorized for use.
In all cases, the names of the author, artist and all related rights must be indicated.
In accordance with international treaties, such as the Berne Convention, works can be freely used only in the following cases:
- for educational purposes, when examples are needed to fully illustrate the material.
- in quotes
- when reporting the news
In some countries, the law permits the reproduction of a work if it is not for commercial purposes.
For example, a photograph taken from the Internet can be placed on the wall, but it cannot be used for printing or selling.
Well, you already know what creations you can use. In all other cases, the use of the copyright is considered a violation.
Read and stay informed.
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