Understanding Copyright: 5 Myths Debunked!

Understanding Copyright: 5 Myths Debunked!

There’s a lot of misunderstanding around Copyright law, especially when it’s online. You could be breaching Copyright and not even know it. This infograph by Legal123.com.au clearly explains Copyright Infringement, allowing you to determine whether it’s lawful to use or repost someone else’s work on your website.

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Comments (18)
  • G Thompson

    Strangely since this is actually an Australian website the Myth #3 is actually fundamentally wrong since their is no such thing as “fair use” under Australian Copyright law.

    My advice – like anything on the internet that is made “easy to read” DO NOT take this infographic as anything other than a guide that could or could not be correct and like most things consult professional advice for your jurisdiction.

  • Stephen

    I always wonder if it’s genuinely not understanding the law or just wilfully claiming that the law happens to let you do what you wanted to do.

    For example, [I can use it because] “It stops being copyrighted if it’s on the internet” just seems that little bit too convenient to just be a misunderstanding.

  • Clinton Gallagher @virtualCableTV

    Myth #1 is untrue.
    Myth # 4 is untrue.

    Anybody can and should go directly to http://www.copyright.gov/ and read the actual rules about what Myth #4 in this amateur infographic falsely claims –BUT– there is something else even more important to learn about copyright and that is the rules required to actually defend a copyright.

    I have personal experience to have discovered the real facts the hard way: that is the myth that there is no requirement to register a copyright which is a specious and fallacious reality which does indeed change the whole ballgame for those who ignorantly fail to register their copyright.

    Read about my experience in this blogged article:
    http://blog.virtualcable.tv/index.php/tag/copyright/

    There is a lot of crap being published about copyright as this inforgaphic for example is basically misinformation.

    I have also learned most lawyers do not even know what the hell they are talking about.

    Again, read what I learned after my architectural drawings were stolen as I explain in the link to my blog above and ALWAYS do your due diligence to trust but verify EVERYTHING that is claimed when reading about copyright because if you trust misinformation such as this inforgraphic and even what I claim in my blog it can and will cost you big time if and when you actually need to defend your copyright.

  • Gary Dauphin

    #1 isn’t complete: “and they never lose this protection.” Copyrights can expire.

  • Bill

    TPP will be finalized very soon.I have heard there would be $10,000 fines for merely viewing copywritten videos on YouTube,for example.For more info,go to Stopthetrap.net

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