The copyright law of the United States is intended to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights. Copyright law grants authors and artists the exclusive right to make and sell copies of their works, the right to create derivative works, and the right to perform or display their works publicly. These exclusive rights are subject to a time limit, and generally expire 70 years after the author’s death. In the United States, any music composed before January 1, 1924, is generally considered public domain.

United States copyright law was last generally revised by the Copyright Act of 1976, codified in Title 17 of the United States Code. The United States Constitution explicitly grants Congress the power to create copyright law under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, known[1] as the Copyright Clause. Under the Copyright Clause, Congress has the power, “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.”[2]

The United States Copyright Office handles copyright registration, recording of copyright transfers, and other administrative aspects of copyright law.

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Corp Theft Guatemalan Mayan Textiles Designs RampantEthical Fashion Guatemala

Corp Theft Mayan Textiles Designs Rampant

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How will Ethical Fashion Guatemala stop the Corp Theft of Guatemalan Mayan Textiles Designs when the Weavers themselves have failed to gain support of their needs in Guatemala?
San Antonio Aguas Calientes Weaving Cooperative

Guatemalan Mayan Weavers Fighting Protection

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Mayan Weavers Movement in Guatemala is made up of “The Feminine Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez”, is a group of women textile producers from the Sacatepéquez department. Currently, the laws of Guatemala do not protect the intellectual property rights of the designs of Indigenous clothing.
Guatemalan Artisans Are Going After 64,000+ Etsy Products for Copyright Infringement

Guatemalan Artisans Are Going After 64,000+ Etsy Products for Copyright Infringement

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Guatemalan Artisans Are Going After 64,000+ Etsy Products for Copyright Infringement. https://ethicalfashionguatemala.com/ is a website owned by Female Mayan Artisans, This is an important fact for the future for Guatemalan Artisans and the Mayan Culture.
Guatemalan Artisans Copyright Infringement

Guatemalan Artisans Copyright Infringement

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Guatemalan Artisans Copyright Infringement Ethical Fashion Guatemala…