In Intellectual Property (IP) law, Copyright is defined as a person or company's exclusive legal right "to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something".
Copyright protects the creators of the following types of original Work:
- Computer software, databases and code
- Literary works including fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and articles
- Dramatic works including plays, scripts, lyrics and musicals
- Visually artistic works, such as artwork, illustrations, jewelry and fashion
- Motion pictures including videos, TV, animation, video games
- Sound, songs and musical compositions songs
- Photographs and graphics
- Architectural prints
Copyright does not protect:
- Methods of operation
HostJane recommends all Users to obtain a U.S. Federal Registration of your copyrighted work, however, under the Berne Convention, a copyright notice or registration of copyright is not required for a creator to have a legal right to copyright in their originally-created Work.
Notice on Stock Photography, Music and Third-Party Content in Services
- If you're a Seller using third-party content like stock photos in your Listing or Service, unless you have obtained permission to use the content without a model release or crediting the source, you must credit the source.
- State clearly to anyone who purchases your Service that you are in part using third-party licensed content and exactly what parts of the End Product contain third-party content as well as the conditions of the other license. A split-license will apply to the End Product.
- You cannot use pictures of children or minors anywhere on HostJane (with or without parental consent)
- Never plagiarize or present someone else's Work as your own.
For more information on copyright, download the United States Copyright Office PDF on Copyright Basics or find a qualified attorney in IP law to help guide you.