Copyright Law Day is an annual celebration observed on January 1st of every year. Imagine how it will be when someone uses your organization’s name, logo, pictures, books, music, and such things. There will occur confusion when your client looks forward to contacting you. You would have seen a symbol with the letter c circled. If you could find this symbol, you are buying the original version and not the pirated one. So make your things copyrighted and let people know you own them. The law is often taken for granted, and many people even pay no attention to it at all. Copyright Law Day is celebrated to encourage people to make their work copyrighted, legal, and licensed.
“Traditional copyright has been that you can’t make a full copy of somebody’s work without their permission.” – Patricia Schroeder
History of Copyright Law Day
The origin, history, and founder of Copyright Law Day are anonymous. There is no mention of the founder of this Day. The first copyright law ever made was the British Statute of Anne 1710. The concept of copyright initially only applied to books. The law tries to encourage the authors and artists who create art and culture by rewarding a set of exclusive rights. With the rights, the authors have the right to create derivative works, the right to make and sell copies of their works, and the right to perform or display their works to the public. These rights are subject to a time limit and will expire 70 years after the death of the author. The copyright law protects the original works of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium like literary, dramatic, artistic, musical, and other intellectual works.
Other Celebrations on January 1
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How to Celebrate the day
Celebrating Copyright Law Day is quite simple. Make all your work copyrighted before making it available to the public. You can indulge yourself in buying only the copyrighted work and help the real authors. Do not opt for pirated versions including software, music, videos, CD, and anything and everything. Make your work licensed and copyrighted if you have not made it earlier. Share your copyrighted work on social media using the hashtag #CopyrightLawDay.
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