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In Defense of Art

In Defense of Art is the official blog of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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Copyright’s Public Domain

Let’s face it, copyright can be a counter-intuitive mess. From figuring out the boundaries of the “fair use” doctrine, to understanding why certain sound recordings are protected under federal law (those made on or after February 15, 1972) and some are protected, if at all, under state law (those made prior to 2/15/72), copyright can be a real pain.

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