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PROPORT:
A written report based on numbers; A document characterized by claims that specific quantities have a direct result on the intended purpose of the document;

verb: Proports: The juice concentrate package proports; a 1:3 mix to water ratio.

noun: Proport: The proport claimed false ingredients.

If there’s only thing I’ve learned teaching Millennials at Columbia College for over a decade now is never bluff.  You will get called on your bullshit if you proport to have knowledge of a subject you do not. I am not an entertainment lawyer, nor do I play one on television. So when folks ask me about copyright issues I usually send them to www.copyright.gov for specifics.

Recently a class I teach at Columbia did an online workshop about Copyright and Intellectual Property issues and I’d like to share that with you in case you have some questions about either topic.

  • COPYRIGHT IN GENERAL

What is Copyright?

What does Copyright protect?

Do I have to register with your office to be protected?

I’ve heard about the “poor man’s copyright”– what is it?

  • REGISTERING A WORK

How do I register my work?

Can I file online?

What is the registration fee?

  • WHAT DOES COPYRIGHT PROTECT?

What does copyright protect?

How do I protect my idea?

  • COPYRIGHT TOPICS & LINKS

Copyright of video games

The Future of Publishing

Copyright Laws and Treaties

  • PATENTS

What is a patent?

How long does a patent last?

Patent topics and issues

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Lastly, here’s a great five minute video by Columbia College Cinema Art and Science Lecturer Rod Plummer on Intellectual Property, a beginner’s A to Z.

Hope it helps.

 

 

 

 

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