For more detailed show notes visit https://www.skyrocketradio.com/blog/copyright-and-your-radio-station-website. Copyright.gov
defines copyright as "a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression. Copyright law covers many works, including paintings, photographs, illustrations, musical compositions, sound recordings, computer programs, books, poems, blog posts, movies, architectural works, plays, and so much more!"Investopedia
defines it like this, "Copyright infringement is the use or production of copyright-protected material without the permission of the copyright holder. Copyright infringement means that the rights afforded to the copyright holder, such as the exclusive use of a work for a set period of time, are being breached by a third party. Music and movies are two of the most well-known forms of entertainment that suffer from significant amounts of copyright infringement."Copyrighted.com
says, "To understand copyright infringement, you must first know the rights and limitations of a copyright holder. It's possible to engage in copying and distributing someone's work without actually violating or infringing anything, so you're not legally accountable. It's also possible to be subjected to a legal process even if you had no intention or knowledge that you stole from the owner."Copyright.gov
says, "Works created on or after January 1, 1978, have a copyright term of life of the author plus seventy years after the author's death. If the work is a joint work, the term lasts for seventy years after the last surviving author's death. For works made for hire and anonymous or pseudonymous works, copyright protection is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter."