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Pamela Samuelson

Pamela Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information and the School of Law.  She is also Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.  Her principal area of expertise is intellectual property law. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies are posing for public policy and traditional legal regimes and is an advisor for the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic.

She selected several papers which are worth to be read by everyone interested in property rights issues. We report them here for our readers:
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A brief introduction to U.S. Copyright

What is a Copyright?
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship” fixed in a tangible form of expression. The protection is available to both published and unpublished works. This guide provides answers to the most frequent copyright questions and explains the implications of not registering one. You can protect your original works from the competition, including website content, programming code, literary works, music, photos and more.

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