What Can Be Protected under Copyright Law?
Learn the legal definition of a copyright and the history and function of copyrights.
In the United States, copyright law is important for protecting individual creative works in addition to large corporate investments. Everything from song lyrics to paintings to computer programs are protected under copyright law. As each groundbreaking technology emerges, the lines can be blurred as to what is or is not a violation of the law, often leading lawmakers to grapple with the competing interests of the consumer and the content producers. This lesson will start at the beginning and...