Withdrawn. Expanded and revised in 2015 article AUTHORS AND DOMAIN NAMES: CLAIMING RIGHTS TO PERSONAL NAMES, CHARACTERS AND TITLES.
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Co-author, Gerald M. Levine Authors’ incomes generally come from royalties and licensing revenues for works protected by copyright. He or she has a right to compensation for intellectual production. Section 102(a) of the U.S. Copyright Act states that “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression” are protected by copyright. By definition […]
Co-author Gerald M. Levine Authors ask whether they can protect their ideas by which they mean the conception rather than the expression. This suggests a misappropriate theory rather than infringement of copyright. The answer is that copyright law protects ideas only to the extent they are organized and fleshed out in expressive language. Some protection […]