The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act is Title I of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act is Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act is Title III of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Under the Copyright Act, a work made for hire is:
"1) A work prepared by an employee within the scope of his/her employment; or
2) A work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution to a collective work, as a part of a mo-tion picture or other audiovisual work, as a translation, as a supplementary work, as a compilation, as an instructional text, as a test, as answer material for a test, or as an atlas, if the parties expressly agree in a written instrument signed by them that the work shall be considered a work made for hire."
The most common type of patent; issued for useful inventions that are new (novel) and that produce results that are not expected by those working in the field of invention (nonobvious). A utility patent lasts for 20 years from the patent application's filing date. (See also: patent, novelty, nonobviousness)
A requirement for obtaining a utility patent. A patented invention must have some functional purpose or utility. The purpose does not have to be groundbreaking; it can be solely for amusement or a minor improvement on an existing invention.
An administrative branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce charged with overseeing and implementing the federal laws on patents and trademarks. This includes examining, issuing, classifying, and maintaining records of all patents and trademarks issued by the United States.
A secondary list of trademarks and service marks maintained by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Supplemental Register provides limited trademark rights and benefits and consists of marks that do not qualify for the Principal Register, usually because they are nondistinctive and consumers do not associate these terms with a specific source. (In trademark terminology, they lack secondary meaning.) Descriptive marks, surnames, and marks consisting primarily of geographical terms are commonly placed on the Supplemental Register. (See also: secondary meaning, Principal Register)