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Copyright compliance on websites

Is there anyone who can help with the following? I must be looking at the wrong website (copyright compliance), I can't seem to find anything regarding these questions.

I need to summarize my answers in one to two page paper...

What original creations are protected and for how long?

What is the public domain and how does it factor into the laws?

What are some examples of training materials that may be subject to the copyright laws?

How is digital content treated under the law, and how does this effect a training department?

What factors should be included in a copyright compliance policy for a training department

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Dear Student,

Thank you for selecting OTAs at BrainMass to assist you. Below is working draft of your assignment, and you should now have the tools to aid you in customizing your work. Note that this posting was addressed in my words, but copyright law was directly "quoted" for precise comprehension; see the links cited. Feel free to cite me in addition to other references, if

Note that although responses to ALL questions were provided, for the purpose of your assignment, students are responsible for their writings. Visit the US Government's website at and my attachment, entitled, "Copyright Basics," which will help you "fill in" additional details at length.

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Copyright compliance

What original creations are protected and for how long?

* Virtually ALL 'original' creations are protected. The law specifically states, "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 ...

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The solution examines copyright compliance on websites.