Is Art Your Own? A look into copyright laws regarding material of art, music, original works of creation...
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As the Copyright Act of 1976 expresses "works in a fixed medium of expression" are covered under materials in copyright laws. Artists use original thoughts, colors, images, schemas and creativity to portray originality, so copyright laws covering this material is vital. Teachers who assume the role of law abiding citizens know that "original works" are crucial to the development of the student's mental, pyshical and pyschological health.
We cannot express through copies, the importance of our historic times,our present economc scenarios and life challenges. As teachers it is our legal opportunity and duty to provide students with a chance to produce independent works, knowing that these "works" are considered materials covered by the copyright laws. This topic of covered materials defines art in the realm of honesty because art is about creation. Art is about the connection a human makes with the soul, the work, the creative intellect and copyright laws dominate to ensure original creations are protected by law. This is where teachers have the greatest responsibility to enlighten and establish copyright laws with the students.
Apparent in the case of F.W. Woolworth v. Contemporary Arts in 1952, Woolworth sued for monatary damages for infringement laws broken from a copying of his "Cocker Spaniel" figurines. Read more... www. tabberone.com-Supreme Court Case