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A Picture of Copyright Law

If you've never really understood copyright law, then take a look at this neat pictorial by Erik Heels that reduces the field of copyright law to a tidy little Venn diagram (hat tip to Denise Howell for the link). Basically, the diagram summarizes three types of uses of copyrighted materials -- completely unregulated, fair use and exclusive copyright ownership -- and shows the overlap between these areas. Of course, it's the overlap that generates treatises like this one.

So here's a challenge for you: Could you summarize your practice area in just three circles?  And if not, why not?

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 19, 2007 at 05:35 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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