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comic strip 3rd
Updated: 8/27/2020
comic strip 3rd
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  • I'm thinking about posting my theory of the Travelling Salesman problem online but what if someone takes it?
  • Ah, don't worry about that. As soon as you post your work it'll be copyrighted. That means only you can use it. Others have to ask permission to use it for things like research and news.
  • Really? But how would a person know if something is copyrighted?
  • Well, like I said earlier, a work is copyrighted as soon as it's published. It's a good idea to add the copyright logo to your work too.
  • But what if someone still uses my work?
  • It would depend on how much they use and if they cited you as a source. If they used a small amount then it would be considered "fair use".
  • Yes, for example, copyright protects movies from being copied and requires people to get permission to use someone's work for research.
  • Hm... I see, so that's how it works. But does it work for other things?
  • Really? I think I'm going to post my research then.
  • I assume a copyright doesn't last forever?
  • You're correct, a copyright lasts for a person's lifetime plus 70 years. After that it becomes a part of the public domain.
  • And I'm done!
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