Okay kids. I hate to be a bummer and all that, but this has been such an issue recently that I think we could all use a little primer of copyright law…
What Is Copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States title 17, U. S. Code to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive
right to do and to authorize others to do the following:
• To reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;
• To prepare derivative works based upon the work;
• To distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or
other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
• To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and
choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual
• To display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and
choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural
works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual
• In the case of sound recordings,* to perform the work publicly by means of
a digital audio transmission.
In addition, certain authors of works of visual art have the rights of attribution
and integrity as described in section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act.
It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by the copyright
law to the owner of copyright.
To put this in layman’s terms… you cannot teach, write, or coach any derivation of Financial Alchemy without my written permission; and I’m well known enough that word gets back to me. I hate to be a stickler on this, but the integrity of this material is everything to me, and the work demands my protection and respect.
Learn more at http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.pdf.
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