In this drawing, I attempt to explain the wonderful world of copyright law. As an aside, I think that all intellectual property (i.e. patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret) lawyers like writing about copyright. Because we’re all familiar with stuff that copyright protects – books, movies, CDs, DVDs, radio, TV, and the like. Even if, like me, they don’t practice copyright law.
Erik J. Heels drew up this great simplified graphic that summarizes what copyright is all about. If there were more people who could visualize complex issues like that, the world would be a better place ;-)