Copyright Law Day is an annual celebration observed on January 1st of every year. Copyright law is often taken for granted, and many people even pay no attention to it at all. Copyright Law Day is celebrated to encourage people to make their work copyrighted, legal, and licensed property.
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
The origin, history, and the founder of the Copyright Law Day are anonymous. There is no mention of the founder of this Day. The first copyright law ever made was the British Statute of Anne 1710. The concept of copyright initially only applied to books. The law tries to encourage the authors and artists who create art and culture by rewarding a set of exclusive rights. With the rights, the authors have the right to create derivative works, the right to make and sell copies of their works, and the right to perform or display their works to the public. These rights are subject to a time limit and will expire 70 years after the death of the author. The copyright law protects the original works of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium like literary, dramatic,
Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.
Celebrating Copyright Law Day is quite simple. Make all your work copyrighted before making it available to the public. You can indulge yourself in buying only the copyrighted work and help the real authors. Do not opt for the pirated version including software, music, videos, CD, and anything and everything. Make your work licensed and copyrighted if you have not made it earlier.
Speaking of copyright, most people assume the “poor man’s copyright”, is a real thing. But turns out it’s only Hollywood fiction. The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself is sometimes called a “poor man’s copyright.” There is no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration.