The law in most countries recognizes copyrights as well as trademarks. Copyright law and trademark law serve two different purposes.
Copyright is meant to foster creativity and to provide incentives to create original works of authorship for the benefit of the public. Copyright protects original works like photos, videos, movies, and music. It’s also important to note that, in the U.S., the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) applies only to copyrights and doesn’t apply to trademarks.
Trademark law is meant to prevent consumer harm because it prohibits someone other than the rights owner from using a trademark (for example, a brand’s logo) in a way that may confuse consumers. Trademark law protects brand names, slogans, logos or other symbols that help consumers identify the source of goods or services.
Learn More About Copyright
- What are copyrights and what do they protect?
- How do I know if I own the copyright in a work?
- What rights do I have as a copyright owner?
- How long does copyright protection last?
- What’s the difference between copyright and trademark?
Copyright and Posting Content on 0censor
- How can I make sure the content I post to 0censor doesn’t violate copyright law?
- What is fair use?
- Can I still violate another person’s copyright on 0censor if I didn’t intend to infringe?
- A video I posted on 0censor was removed immediately. What happened, and what are my options?
- Content I posted was removed because it was reported for intellectual property (copyright or trademark) infringement. What are my next steps?
- What happens if I repeatedly post content on 0censor that violates someone else’s intellectual property?
- How does 0censor process United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) counter-notifications?