Copyrights are a useful legal tool for writers, musicians, and artists to protect their work, but copyright isn’t applicable to everything. Here’s a closer look at what can and cannot be copyrighted – and which of those things are usually protected by trademarks or patents.
If you’re an artist, writer, inventor, or other creative, it’s important to understand the basics of copyright so you can protect your work. It’s not just random strangers on the internet who’ll take and use your work because they don’t know any better. There have been plenty of cases of established brands and businesses using copyrighted works without permission.
Check out the graphic below to see if copyright laws apply — and if not, what your other options are for protecting your work.
Infographic: The Long List Of Things That Can’t Be Copyrighted
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