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Amazon Sellers’ Guide: Copyright Law

Amazon Sellers Guide - Copyright Law

Amazon Sellers’ Guide: Copyright Law

By: CJ Rosenbaum Esq., Anthony Famularo Esq., Levi Stewart, and RJ Cherpak

Rosenbaum Famularo, PC helps ecommerce sellers around the world. Our clients sell on Amazon and other online platforms. We help develop and protect sellers’ brands and their intellectual property rights. This book focuses on teaching Amazon sellers about United States copyright law.

A copyright by definition covers: literary, musical, dramatic works, pantomimes, choreographic works, pictorial, graphic, sculptural works, motion pictures, sound recordings, and architectural works.

It is important for sellers to know how to properly file a copyright and to understand under what conditions a copyright protects.

Avoid problems before they arise by protecting your brand from the start.

We’ve successfully reinstated thousands of accounts, obtained retractions of the vast majority of intellectual property complaints asserted against our clients, and resolved many issues with Amazon’s lawyers and staff in the US, India, Ireland, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom.

We wrote the books on doing business on Amazon and maintain the #1 site for Amazon sellers.

Rosenbaum Famularo, PC, the law firm behind AmazonSellersLawyer.com, can assist you in discovering the issues within your Amazon seller account that caused a suspension. We’ll provide a detailed analysis of your account, identify the underlying issues, and figure out how to address each of them before we complete your Plan of Action and get your account reinstated.

Rosenbaum Famularo, PC focuses on 3 major areas for Amazon sellers:

  1. Suspensions: Plans of Action for non-legal suspensions and obtaining withdrawals of intellectual property right complaints.
  2. Representing Sellers in Arbitration: when Amazon refuses to reinstate accounts or seizes money/goods belonging to Amazon sellers.
  3. Brand Protection: for private label sellers on all web platforms.

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Amazon Sellers’ Guide: Copyright Law

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Purpose of this Book ……….. v

Firm Profile ……….. v

Authors’ Profile ……….. viii

Legal Disclaimer ……….. xii

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Copyright Law ……….. 1

I. The Development of the Printing Press ……….. 1

II. Statute of Anne ……….. 4

III. 1909 and 1912 Copyright Act ……….. 6

IV. Sound Recording Amendment of 1971 ……….. 7

V. Copyright Act of 1976 ……….. 8

VI. Berne Implementation Act of 1988 ……….. 9

VII. Copyright Renewal Act of 1992 ……….. 12

VIII. Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998 ……….. 14

IX. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ……….. 16

Chapter 2: Outline of Copyright Law ……….. 19

I. Legal Framework ……….. 20

II. Works Eligible for Copyright Protection ……….. 21

III. Copyright Ownership ……….. 22

IV. Copyright Formalities ……….. 22

V. Copyright Duration ……….. 28

VI. Licensing Requirements ……….. 29

VII. Exclusive Rights ……….. 30

VIII. Statutory Exceptions ……….. 32

Chapter 3: Digital Marketing Copyright Act & Online Copyright Issues in General ……….. 36

I. History of the DMCA Enactment ……….. 36

II. Purpose of the DMCA ……….. 37

III. Online Copyright Infringement & Liability Limitation Act ……….. 39

IV. Impact of DMCA ……….. 49

Chapter 4: Copyrightable Subject Matter on Amazon ……….. 51

I. What Types of Works of Authorship are Copyrightable on Amazon? ……….. 51

II. How do I know if I Own the Copyright for the Product I am Selling? ……….. 54

III. What Types of Copyright Claims are Typically Brought Against Amazon Sellers? ……….. 54

IV. Conclusion ……….. 55

Chapter 5: Protecting Your Product and Fighting Infringers ……….. 56

I. Why File for Copyright? ……….. 56

II. What Work Products Should be Copyright Protected? ……….. 58

III. How to Secure a Copyright with the USPTO ……….. 59

IV. The Application ……….. 60

V. Mandatory Deposit Requirements ……….. 63

Chapter 6: Defenses to Copyright Infringement on the Amazon Platform ……….. 67

I. Copyright Infringement ……….. 67

II. The Doctrine of Fair Use ……….. 69

III. The Doctrine of De Minimis Use ……….. 72

IV. The First Sale Doctrine ……….. 73

V. Conclusion ……….. 75

Chapter 7: Copyright Claims, Complaints & Suspensions ……….. 76

I. Operating on Amazon ……….. 76

II. What the Seller Should Do if They Receive an Intellectual Property Rights Complaint ……….. 77

III. Intellectual Property Plan of Action ……….. 80

IV. When the Complainant Refuses to Withdraw the Complaint ……….. 85

Chapter 8: Conclusion ……….. 87

I. Brief History of Copyright Law Review ……….. 87

II. General Outline of Copyright Law Review ……….. 89

III. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Review ……….. 92

IV. Copyrightable Works on Amazon Review ……….. 95

V. Protecting Your Brand & Fighting Infringers Review ……….. 96

VI. Defenses to Copyright Infringement Review ……….. 96

VII. Copyright Claims, Complaints & Suspensions ……….. 98

Table of Authorities ……….. 102

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