different from copyright Trademarks Prevent uses of words, symbols, designs by those other than the holder, to avoid confusion over the source of goods or services. Patents Protect new inventions for limited time (e.g., 20 years): prevent others from making, using, or selling the patented item. See, e.g., Gov’t of Canada on intellectual assets
works, through quid pro quo (something for something) Creator: financial incentive to create & share; protection of attribution & integrity of works Audience: benefit of access to works, often with a fee and requirement to attribute & avoid altering See Copyright tells the story of his life, and CC Certificate resources unit 2
names on them, in some cases the authors have signed away their lifelong right to benefit from the sale of their work. As a consumer that wants to support good art, I have no idea what has transpired behind the scenes, and whether or not my purchase will matter to the creator very much. It’s not a very transparent system.” – Jenni Hayman, discussion board for CC Certificate Course for Educators, July 2018
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