The Cyberlaw Guide to Protest Art: Copyright Part 1 — What It Is and What It Protects (and Doesn’t)

Cyberlaw Clinic
Jan 22, 2018 · 9 min read

What Is (and Isn’t) Protected by Copyright?

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What’s the Point of Copyright?

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

Dealing with Copyrighted Works

Mona Lisa (public domain); “banksy-graffiti-street-art-mona-lisa-bazooka” image courtesy of Flickr user Bruce Krasting, CC-BY-2.0
Dorothea Lange (public domain); NASA (public domain)

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Thanks to Jessica Fjeld

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Harvard Law School’s technology and intellectual property legal clinic, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

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