Copyrights – How to Use Copyright Materials
Construction is a broad term implying the science and art of assembling various systems, objects, or organisms, and derives from Latin constructione and Old French construction. To build is the subject of the verb: to build is the object, and the word construction is also the subject of the verb: to compose is the object. When you build a house, you are constructing the object of your construction, in this case, a house, but when you write a newspaper, you are composing the subject of your construction, which is the newspaper. Similarly, when you speak of construction, you are talking about the object of the verb. Constraining words to construct other words is an important part of standard English, but it is not the entire grammar.
Most people are familiar with the idea of individual rights; i.e., you own your speech, your ideas, your creativity–even your thoughts. In contrast, the copyright owner owns the copyright in your work. As you may imagine, given this ownership reality, you cannot freely use another person’s ideas or speech without the express permission of the copyright owner. In order to use someone else’s ideas or speech you must first seek permission or acknowledgment as the rightful owner of that speech or ideas. Otherwise, you are infringing on their copyright.
There are many ways to give the appearance of using another person’s work without limitation, including copying a publication, musical work, video, or sound recording, even if you do not incorporate sound or music within the published publication itself. You can download movies, TV shows, songs, images and photographs for free from external web sites, but without limitation to the content of the publication. Even if you use other people’s works, you still need to acknowledge the source.
Without limitation is another way to display your originality and creativity without violating another person’s copyright. For example, if you write your own original song lyrics, it is necessary to record the melody and lyrics to a piece of music, then you can record it on an audio file, and then copyright the recording in the form of a song lyric along with the arrangement of the melody and lyrics. Similarly, if you use other people’s works and sell them, you must acknowledge both the source and the use, and you must indicate where the materials came from. In addition to this, you should make certain that you own the copyright in your compositions. If you don’t, you may have to seek written permission from the original owner.
Many people believe that they can use other people’s works and creations as long as they do not post the materials on their own web pages. However, this is not so. Although you may use the content posted on another person’s page to create derivative works of that material without limitation, if you post content online you are actually infringing the copyright or trademark of the person who posted it. As well, you may be held liable for damages or for acting in bad faith if you fail to disclose any source or origin of the derivative work. To avoid either of these situations, you must take care to only post original and creative content and you should also try to keep all of your postings and derivative works to one page and you should always include a link back to the website of your owning the work.
The above rules apply to all means of communication, including e-mail, websites, blogs, faxes, and any other forms of online interactive communicating. Although some countries, such as China, allow users via the Internet to send spam messages, which may be considered defamatory under the law, it is illegal to publicly perform the acts described above without limitation. You should respect the intellectual property rights of others, and you should ensure that you do not infringe anyone else’s intellectual property rights. To learn more about your rights when using copyrights and other intellectual property rights advice, visit Intellectual Property Lawyers.