Copyright Laws: Copyright Law's New Makeover

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Copyright Law’s New Makeover
The ability to create, publish, and produce creative material is one of the most complex and beautiful gifts around and those who do so should have faith in the protection of their work. Copyright laws are the broadest of laws out there and are even harder to understand. Even still, they were put into place to protect the creative works of the public and punish those who infringe upon them. New technological advances are making theft of these products easier for those who participate in it and harder for creators to protect and benefit from their work. Maximum punishments are available in situations such as infringement, but few courts favor that decision. Copyright infringement is just like any other form of stealing, and as materials become more easily accessible, copyright laws should adjust to the new found ways of theft.
What are Copyright Laws?
Copyright laws are to music what bank insurance is to money in the bank. Copyright is a form of protection written in the Constitution and granted by law for original works fixed in a tangible form of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works and were adopted after the establishment of the Copyright Act of 1976. This Act secures all previous copyright laws of the U.S. and distributes more specific rights to the creator such as the rights to reproduce, rights to sell, lease or rent, rights to perform works, and so much more. Not only does the law give rights to creators, but
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