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1. What are copyrights? 2008-04-24
2. What kinds of works are protected by copyright? 2008-04-24
3. What distinguishes copyrights from trademark rights and patent rights? 2008-04-24
4. When does copyright protection begin? 2008-04-24
5. Must copyrights be registered to receive protection? 2008-04-24
6. Are copyrights of R.O.C. citizens protected in other countries? 2008-04-24
7. Can I use copyright to protect my concepts? 2008-04-24
8. Do product instruction manuals enjoy copyright protection even if they only contain operating procedures and specification descriptions? 2008-04-24
9. Must works be released or distributed to enjoy copyright protection? 2008-04-24
10. What is the term of copyright protection? 2008-04-24
11. May copyrights be transferred? 2008-04-24
12. How do I get a person's consent if I wish to use their work? 2008-04-24
13. How can copyright owners be located? 2010-06-08
14. How may I use works of other persons without having to get permission or licensing from the economic rights owner? 2008-04-24
15. Someone has infringed my economic rights. What action can I take? 2008-04-24
16. Could I face criminal charges for using another person's work? 2008-04-24
17. Does the Intellectual Property Office provide any lists of songs, books, or movies that have already become public property? 2008-04-24
18. Is it legal to use network file swapping or (peer-to-peer; P2P) software to download audiovisual works of others? What legal penalties may be imposed? 2008-04-24
19. What is "electronic rights management information"? What new provisions have been made in the Copyright Act? 2008-04-24
20. What are "technological protection measures"? What new provisions have been made in the Copyright Act? 2008-04-24
21. I'm a business owner. I don't pirate software, but merely use pirated software installed by others in the course of doing business. Is this legal? 2008-04-24
22. What services does the Copyright Department of the Intellectual Property Office offer me? 2010-06-08
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