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What you should know About Copyright Law

What is copyright law? This is a law that protects an individual’s work from being used somewhere else unless with his or her permission. These types of work can be literally, dramatic, musical, including sound recordings, films, movies, and broadcasts. This law ensures that people are original in their work and they do not reproduce someone’s work. All countries in the world have this law that protects intellectuals’ properties. We have heard cases where someone has reproduced somebody else’s work. This is a severe violation of the law that makes the victim pay huge penalties depending on how severe the damages caused by the violation are. You need to know that you are only allowed to use someone’s work if he has permitted you to. If you use subsets of someone’s work, then ensure that you give him/her credit for it. Below is what you should know about copyright law and the type of works that are protected by copyright law:

Literary works

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Literary works are all the works that are expressed in writings, spoken and those that are sung apart from musical and dramatic works. Examples of literary work are, collections of poems, books, business letters can be an example of this too. Literary works can be defined as all the works that are imaginative. It is also known as creative writings or literary compositions. Most people lack originality and may tend to reproduce, novels, storybooks, and even poems without knowing that individuals protect their innovative pieces with the copyright law.

 

Musical works

Musical works are plays or films whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and to a great extent may involve dancing. Musical works are works that are characterized by pleasing melodies. Music works refer to all types of music ranging from gospel, hip-hop, and reggae, the list is endless of course. Musical works include the lyrics and also the musical notes not forgetting the orchestra and harmony. Never should you be tempted to use somebody’s music on your own because it is protected too.

Dramatic works

What are dramatic works? This refers to the creative pieces of dance and mimes. What are mimes? Mimes are performances using gestures and body movements without words. They may also include facial expressions. People can dance without singing in this dance, and they only use gestures and body movements with their own recorded beats. If such works are under the copyright law, then any reconstruction of the piece will put you in trouble unless you have the owner’s permission.

Artistic works

lawyerBy artistic works, what are we referring to? Artistic works are works to do with photos, sculpture, graphic works and designs, architecture and such like. Works of art are those creative works that you can visualize. For instance, you cannot reproduce someone’s drawings unless you have his permission or you are working with him. A lot of people depend on their works of art and have protected their work under the copyright law which is why you need to consult them before anything.…

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Qualities to Look for when Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

If there is an individual who can be of great help to any individual is a personal injury lawyer. Their major role is offering legal assistance to those people who have been victims of injuries or mishaps. When you have a good injury lawyer on your side, you are sure that your interests are appropriately catered for, hence ensuring that you as the victim of the injury receive fair compensation for any injuries that they may have incurred. For one to qualify to be a good injury lawyer one should be well educated and informed on matters to do with injury law plus other civil rights. All the above skill are necessary as they will enable the lawyer to ensure that their client receives the appropriate compensation for their injuries. Besides the factors that we have mentioned above, there are other qualities and characteristics that one should look for when hiring an injury lawyer. Let us look at some of them:

Diligent

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This is the first attribute that you should be looking out for when you want to hire an injury lawyer. There is a difference between being knowledgeable and having due diligence. Ensure that you hire a lawyer who is most likely going to be smarter than your opponent’s attorney. He or she should be an individual who has the ability to respond swiftly both to you and during the proceedings. His diligence should also help him ensure that your case is hastened and concluded within the stipulated time. To determine the levels of diligence that an injury lawyer has, it is advisable that you establish the number of cases that they have won or you can even attend some of his court sessions.

 

Intelligent

As it is with any professional, he or she should be informed and intelligent when it comes to matters that are related to their field of specialization. But intelligence is more required when one is dealing with legal matters more especially when body injuries are involved. When you want to win such a case, you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer who will have the ability to outsmart the other involved parties. The intelligence is also important since injury law has numerous complex issues that one will have to deal with. This is the sole reason why you need to have an intelligent personal injury lawyer.

Price

The amount of money that the personal injury lawyer will be willing to charge you for the services provided is also a factor to take into consideration. It is always advisable that you settle for an individual who charges an amount that is well within your budget.

Experience

fvghvhhgvhvhAnother important fact that you should look out for is whether the personal injury lawyer has the required experience and qualification to handle your injury case as required. To ensure that this is the case, you are advised to undertake the necessary background checks of the injury lawyer that you want to work with. Ensure that you settle on a personal injury lawyer who has a vast experience in the field. Besides the experience, you should always endeavor to settle for a lawyer who has shown tremendous success in dealing with personal injury cases.…

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CEHRD

 

Formerly known as the Niger Delta Project for
Environment, Human Rights, and Development
(NDPEHRD), the Center for Environment, Human
Rights and Development (CEHRD) is a
rural-based and rural-focused non-profit
organisation founded on August 15, 1999 by
conservationists, environmentalists, activists,
and health workers in the Niger Delta region of
Nigeria. CEHRD was formed to respond to the
environmental, human rights, rural health, and
underdevelopment problems plaguing the Niger
Delta.

Our goal is to serve as a bridge between the rural
communities of Nigeria and their rights by
empowering them through education and
assistance.

CEHRD’s Mission, as well as its Structure, is built upon its
four Programme areas, each with its own Programme Head.

The programmes are:

Rural Health and Population
Conservation
Human Rights
Community Development
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