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Are Advertising Brochures Copyrighted?

I have been saving advertising brochures online for my reference, but is it legal? Am I infringing copyright law? I found this article that says…

. For most works created since 1978, the copyright lasts for 70 years after the death of the creator.
. The existence of unoriginal content in the advertising brochure does not negate the copyright protection on all other original material in the brochure.
. If an advertising brochure is created by a person under contract, rather than employment, then the copyright remains with the creator of the brochure, unless she expressly agrees in writing that the brochure is a work for hire.

Source: http://info.legalzoom.com/advertising-brochures-copyrighted-23772.html

In short, and from my limited understanding of the law, the owner of the brochure will print a copyright label somewhere if the material is NOT allowed to be reproduced. However, the images used in the brochure may be an issue, especially if they are rights-purchased from stock library.

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  1. Hey, before I start working on this order I need to receive the following details:
    Please provide a SHORT guidance note.

    Please provide a link to your website if the product is complex, please note that if you want me to analyze your product and personally extract the information I think would be best for your video, this falls into my research service, please see the gig extras.

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