Copyright Basics

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Course Description

In this program, Mr. Hervey covers a myriad of issues pertaining to copyright law in the United States, such as how to obtain protection in an original work, what rights are derived from copyright protection, the doctrines of fair use and first sale, and multi-authorship issues. The lecture also touches upon key issues related to software and music protection. Mr. Hervey focuses extensively on the work for hire doctrine, informing viewers when a work is the property of an employee or her employer. The program concludes by addressing copyright infringement issues, such as third party liability and damages.

Length: 49min

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Scott Hervey

Scott Hervey is a shareholder with the firm Weintraub, Genshlea, Chediak, whose practice focuses on intellectual property matters, issues concerning the Internet, licensing and entertainment law. He lectures regularly on music law for California Lawyers for the Arts, and has been a guest instructor of Entertainment Law at McGeorge School of Law. He frequently speaks on the law of the Internet in California and intellectual property law for the California State Bar, National Business Institute and Lorman Educational Services. Additionally, Mr. Hervey has authored a number of articles on intellectual property and entertainment law for various legal and industry publications, and is frequently quoted in news sources such as Wired, The Business Journal and The Boston Globe. Education: J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1995

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