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An Education In Copyright

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    Rookie70posted 7 years ago

    Most people don't understand that a title can be used by anyone, and that it isn't protected under the copyright law.

    If you can write about Alice In Wonderland, so can I. A fact: Anybody can use your title, because according to the law, titles can't be protected. Period. Hubbers get mad when they see their titles are matching to closely with other similar titles.

    If you don't believe me, go to copyrightgov and find out.

    Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. Titles of Books are not copyright protected, and is open to the public domain. The same applies to music copyright. Chords, chord progressions and dynamics in music scores are not copyrighted, they can't be.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    True, but they can involve words, images and phrases that are part of a trademark.  And many things that are not illegal are still dishonest or against local terms of service... or just wrong.

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