What Every Artist Should Know


Intellectual property law is an essential element to most artistic works. While most artists are familiar with the terms copyright, trademark, and patent, confusion exists about their precise meanings. Copyrights extend to original, creative works that are fixed in a tangible form. Copyright protects works actually expressed — things on paper and lm — but does not extend to mere ideas. Common examples include literary works, music, dramatic works, choreography, pictures, graphic and sculptural works, motion pictures, sound recordings,…

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