Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Sunday, August 07, 2005

copyright basics | not so basic afterall

In these almost Wild Wild West days of the Internet and other media as it develops at the speed of sound there seems to be much debate about copyright law, so it only makes sense that for any reasonable discussion of the issue, we first layout the copyright laws as they stand at present before moving on to a further discussion about how they have changed. It’s all to easy to whine and complain, but first, one needs a basic understanding of not only copyright law as it is today, and as it was and is worldwide, for example, but also, what this means for both the author (the copyright holder – here I use author in a general sense) as well as the person wishing to use the author’s work and seeking copyright permission or more, anyone infringing on copyright laws as they exist and what this could potentially mean in legal terms >>>more>>>