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There are some things that the copyright law does not cover certain works.
There are some things that the copyright law does not cover certain works. Sure thing that the copyright law will not protect the titles of a movie, books or perhaps simple quotations because these things are free for all and can be consider a liberty for everyone to use. This article will discuss some works that the copyright does not cover.
a. Short Phrases cannot be protected unless..
Phrases are not protected under copyright law. Short phrases, names, titles or small groups of words are seen as common idioms of the English language and are free for anyone to use. However, when it is being advertise say for example, a short phrase used as an advertising slogan or bill will be protected under trademark law. Using that case one could not use similar phrase for the purpose of selling products or any legal purposes that it may serve that protection.

b. Facts and Theories are not copyright protected
A fact or a theory is not protected by copyright. If a scientist discovered this fact, anyone would be free to use it without asking for permission or any authorization from the scientist. Similarly, if someone creates a theory, anyone could use that theory to create a new discovery or book or movie and the likes. However, there are also exemptions say for example in a unique manner in which a fact can be protected by the copyright law depending on how one presents it in the public. Say for instance, a filmmaker creates a movie about a nuclear device that can be transform into a comet, the specific way or perhaps the idea itself can be protected by the copyright.
In some cases, you are not free to copy a collection of facts because the collection of facts may be protectible as a compilation.
c. Ideas? Hmmm..
Have you ever heard of an idea being copyrighted? Of course there is none because Ideas are difficult to grasp and because of this, copyright law cannot encompass in protecting ideas. Just like facts, it only protects the particular way an idea is being expressed. Any idea can be used by anyone, except for those confidential ones. Some people really register for a copyright protection, specifically in the world of business. This instances commonly happen in this situation as to protect some private establishments for their works in producing profits.
Now these are some of the works that the copyright protection law does not cover. These works are rare and I can say difficult for you to put protection but on the other hand, one can freely use any of these for whatever purpose it may serve them. If you still want to learn more about it you can follow the link in the resource box below.

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