Drawing That Explains Copyright Law

A picture is worth a thousand words to Erik Heels, an engineer and patent/trademark attorney. Erik’s made a nice Venn diagram and then some showing copyright rights, fair use and unregulated uses. It’s here.

More details about copyright and registering a work can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office, where copyright records may also be searched.  Copyright law and policy, including current U.S. copyright law, regulations and current legislation also are available.  Finally, here’s a brief overview on international copyright law, highlighting key treaties and key differences between U.S. and international copyright law.

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