Mistaken beliefs about copyright

2013.11 Copyright-medEntrepreneur magazine has a great article on the myths business owners believe about copyright. Most notable:

1. “I can use a small amount of the song or text without a problem.”

3. “Since I’m not making money off the song/image/story, it’s fair use.”

5. “I tried to find the author/photographer, but couldn’t, so I can just go ahead and use the work.”

7. “The woman in the photo isn’t a celebrity, therefore I can use her picture.”

In case the title didn’t clue you in, these are myths. As in these are incorrect.

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