How Copyright Works

Atmoic Dog posted a bit of interesting information on the OCReMix forums on how copyrights work:

get a lot of people asking me about this, and I happened across this
today. It’s a really good, fairly simple to understand, law-for-laymen
understanding of copyrights

Part 1, History and General Terminology

Part 2, Fair Use (including copying music/dvd’s and sampling/transforming existing works)

Part 3, Infringement of Copyrights

Part 4, Legal Protections and Litigation

Good info for any of you curious artists (and/or pirates). I’ll be
happy to try and elaborate on anything you guys have questions on.