what are the general principles for intellectual property rights? ie: rule of law. i'm doing a research project on music infringement and copyright
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hey. basically i just need to know the break down for the rule of law. i have to prove that one of the principles were broken in order provide proof. ie: in negligence there is four basic principles (1) duty (2) breach (2) causation (3) damages - this makes a prima facie case.
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I don't need to know what intellectual property rights are i just need to know what the break down of the rule of law is for music licensing like were they acting in the scope of line of employment yada yada yada.
As in, what it takes to BREACH a patent and be liable?
yeah basically. but for music rights and licensing. another example is with respondeat superior theory and the elements of that are (1) employee was acting within the line and scope of his employment with subcontractor OR (2) in alternative the subcontractor ratified the employees acts OR (3) actions were in futherance of employers goals.if any are proved it makes employer liable for employees actionsso basically i'm trying to find the elements of the rule of law for music copyrighting and what has to be proven. i'm sorry i know this is a pain.
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Music copyright is covered in Circular 50, posted athttp://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ50.pdfCircular 92 covers Copyright Infringement and Remedies, seehttp://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.pdfI hope this information is helpful.If those publications do not address your questions, please post again.N Cal Attorney40281.3554265394
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