Identify the three basic types of intellectual property protected by federal law. Compare and contrast the protections provided. Provide a specific example of how each can be used by a corporation in its business operations. In your opinion, does the current federal law provide too much protection? Why? Why not?
The three types of intellectual property are :
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.
This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:
- reproduce the work in copies or phonerecords
- prepare derivative works based upon the work
- distribute copies or phone records of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending
- perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works
- display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other
- perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission..
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