09/28/2012 (press release: Madison_Hewerdine1)
With the start of a new school year, Wells IP Law recently posted an article by Nicholas Wells, who explained how copyright laws apply to students and individuals just as much as lawyers and organizations.
Nicholas Wells, the founder of Wells IP Law, explained the difference between plagiarism, which is not illegal but ethically wrong, and copyright infringement, which is illegal.
“Shakespeare isn’t copyrighted any longer, but if you use his work and call it your own, that’s plagiarism,” the post said, “Quoting a long passage from someone else’s book is not plagiarism if you disclose where you got it, but it might still infringe the author’s copyright.”
Wells emphasized the fact that rights to a certain work belong to the owner, but the owner may not necessarily be the person who originally produced the work.
Copyright law also provides exceptions for the classroom. For example, a teacher can display a copyrighted video in a classroom because it is considered a teaching environment.
Wells IP Law handles internet law, entertainment law and more. For more information about copyright laws please visit www.wellsiplaw.com/blog.