A legal concept intended to protect the intellectual property rights of authors and artists by making unauthorized copying a civil or criminal offense.

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Avoid Copyright Infringment through hotlinking

I am planning to run an image site similar to this one, and what I've noticed is that every single image there are hosted externally through inline-linking. Is this a way to avoid copyright ...
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Is there anything I can do if I found someone copying my content and spreading on FB/Twitter?

I made a website and it somehow became very popular last year. Then later today I found someone just stole my content and spread it in Twitter and Facebook. And many users are sharing that fake ...
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What images to use when using a post to a link

I want to be able to use some kind of images for when I put up a post to a link (story, article somewhere else on the web), but what's the rules for what images I can use? can I use an image from the ...
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What is the copyright status of user-generated content on public key servers?

I recently set up a public OpenPGP key server in the US that synchronizes with the predominant global key pool. I now have a server on my hands containing gigabytes of user-generated content (e.g. ...
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Is it permissible to copy content from social networking sites?

For a social page on Twitter or Google Plus that promotes tourism by renting a car in worldwide locations, will it count as a negative if we copy the content from an authoritative website? For ...
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Posting a news article on my website..can they complain at all?

Wasn't sure where to post this, but I'm sure it's more relevant to this section as a webmaster has likely dealt with it. referring to said article (or any for that matter): ...
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What if I void a license for an HTML5 website?

We are developing a new website for a group of people initializing their first startup and started looking for good looking templates and found one interesting from a popular site selling web ...
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How to display copyright notice on web page (Only parts of it are owned by me)

I am working on a web application, and I am not sure how to display the copyright notice. The project itself is forked from another project and uses code from other JavaScript libraries not created by ...
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How to give credit about an image I display in my website?

I looked for an image for decorating the main page of my website. I found a great image in Wikipedia. The license allows me to use the image, but, I must give credit to the creators (which includes ...
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Google's usual behavior on examining articles

There is an original content(article) from a website, I copied it and paste it in a Paraphrasing tool. The tool did a great job in paraphrasing. I tried checking using copyscape and it did detect ...
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Putting altered social media logo icons on my website, can I get sued?

I would say most websites with a somewhat thought-through graphical design use social media icons (i.e Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc) which are altered to fit the theme and design of the site. Now, ...
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Site cloned and running on .cc domain - who is the govening body of that TLD?

One of our sites has been cloned and is now running as a Chinese day care centers site running on a .cc domain. It's extremely irritating as we put a lot of time, effort and money into designing our ...
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Can I use the words Python, Ruby, or Perl in a domain name?

I was wondering, can I use any of the following words in a commercial domain relating to that specific industry? www.xxxxxPython.com Python doesn't seem to be trademarked as this word and also there ...
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If a user uploads copyrighted material to my site but for personal use is it legal?

I am creating a personal cloud service, each account is only for use by the owner. You can upload any file and view / play it in the browser, e.g. documents, music and videos. Now obviously someone's ...
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Is it illegal to use auto-generated code from a website designer?

I recently volunteered to be webmaster for a nonprofit club I'm part of. While I know some very basic HTML, I wanted a more attractive website than one I could hard-code. I found a website that allows ...
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Someone is copying my blog content. Does it affect my blog’s ranking on Google? [duplicate]

I have posted one blog post about SEO interview questions last month, but I found that someone copied the content of my post and updated in their wordpress blog yesterday with no change. He/she didn’t ...
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Website “theft” - what is the best way of dealing with these individuals?

I was doing a duplicate content search on the web for our site content and found that someone has downloaded/mirrored our entire website and is hosting it on a subdomain of their own main domain. When ...
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How should creative commons attribution for images be shown?

Clicking through from Flickr to the CreativeCommons.org definition for "Some Rights Reserved" you find that you can reuse an image as long as you provide attribution. If we want to use the image in ...
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Is it legal to host user-manual documents on my server? [closed]

Is it legal to host user-manual documents (e.g. a user manual for an lcd television in pdf format) on my server? Also, if I made an HTML page that contains a list of all those hosted documents (again ...
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Can I use product images from official websites?

I would like to promote some laptop products. For example Lets say Acer Laptop. Am I allowed to copy image from that website and use it in my website? I'm promoting their products. So its not ...
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Do you need to have filed a Copyright to enforce the DMCA

I lead IS for my organization and the other day we found out a competitor stole all of the Copy Text from our corporate site and pasted it nearly verbatim to their own (the only changes were to ...
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Copyright infringement on an image from an article of mine

I just received a notification from my hosting provider which told me that a certain company sent a Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") copyright infringement notice regarding an image found in ...
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Picking non-blocked music for a Youtube video: how do others do it? [closed]

I might have to start curating a Youtube channel for my company. As part of my job, I need to tell my editors which music tracks they can use or not to avoid being blocked by Youtube's ContentID. (we ...
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Content licence vs SEO

Which will boost a search engine optimization campaign: setting your content to creative common licence or copy-write protection of your content? and to what extent to they influence the SEO campaign? ...
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Our website has been 'cloned' and is now running under a .vn domain - course of action?

Our website http://llidesign.co.uk (design and developed in house and completely hand coded, no templates) has been cloned at http://menplus.vn and is now being hosted on a .vn (Vietnam) domain. ...
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Can we use a copyrighted material if there is no copyright information and there is no way to contact the author [duplicate]

I want to use http://data.whicdn.com/images/28250497/we-are-never-satisfied_large.jpg As cover of my book. There is a watermark saying supermegatrolled.com However, it's unlikely that ...
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How to prove content is mine after somtime using web

I need some suggestions as to how proved the ownership of content in case it is stolen using Web exclusively and that'd be the interest of every Webmaster publishing any content. I mean I've plenty ...
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Can I remove the footer copyright from a bought website theme?

I'd like to know if it's legal to remove the footer copyright from a website theme, in this specific case a Wordpress theme. I've modified the header and the menu, created a logo for the site and put ...
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Posting small parts of books as content on my new site, legal/illegal?

I want to set up a new website where I'm planing to post content from different mystics/spiritual authors(most of them dead). The content is from various sources but most of them from books that I ...
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Can CSS button code be copyrighted?

I used this website which allows you to customize the color, width, height, and other stuff which is generated afterwards and then you can copy the code. I checked the website and didn't see any ...
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Can I freely add images to my blog post from Image database websites?

As many of you guys have already seen the blog site like http://searchengineland.com/ http://www.searchenginejournal.com/ http://www.seroundtable.com/ Use to add images to there blog post and at ...
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Prevent HTML files downloaded from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified?

How to prevent my HTML files downloaded to a particular system from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified? Is there any tool or method out? Well, ...
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Am I allowed to link to the movie posters from IMDB?

I am planning on making a site that deals specifically with movie trailers. I would like to know if I am allowed to link to the movie posters from imdb and display them on my site. I am mainly ...
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Copyright of pictures upload to a website?

I want to run a website like stock photos. How can I be sure that the uploader is real copyright holder of the picture? Is it possible to leave the responsibility of this copyright claim to the ...
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YouTube Copyright [closed]

I am interested in making a trailer channel, but I need to know if I can just take recently released movie trailers and upload the videos to my channel. It might sound like a dumb question, but I am ...
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Stating where images were obtained from, recommended/required?

I was wondering if it's required or recommended to display the owner/source of any images used on my website? If I were to use a general image from another website (not necessarily having a specific ...
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Can i link to other websites in my newsletter?

I'm intrested in adding several intresting articles on my newsletter from other websites. Am i allowed to do that in general or every website has it's own rules?
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wrapBootstrap is no updated and what about copyrights [closed]

My questions are: Is wrapBootstrap site (for buying themes) no updated? I'm watching the statics of subscribers and of buyers a couple of days and none has been increased. Is it safe to buy a ...
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Internet data citation rules

I have a site and on some pages I want to add data that is available on other sites, also I will put proper reference to my data that is where I copied it from. I just need proper rule for it. Like ...
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How much is not too much? using snippets from other copyrighted sources

I'm going to add a news page to my website which will include short snippets from other copyrighted sources, I'm going to only mention the title and maybe a short descriptions and link them to the ...
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How to deal with overly aggressive “Link Take Down Demands”?

I've been receiving a large number of emails recently requesting I clean from link spam from my forum. Initially the emails were very polite and professional, and I was happy to remove the links. ...
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Responsibility in case of copyright infringing user-submitted content

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but it seemed like one of the better options. Example here. Say, I have an online library where users can submit e-books and PDFs they created. All fine ...
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Where can I find graphics to use in printable worksheets I create and make available for download? [closed]

I'm looking to put up a website with worksheets that I make and they will need to have graphics in them. The worksheets will be available for download for free. Where can I find images that I can ...
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Is it o.k. to have a domain name which happens to also be the title of a book?

For example, I would like to use the domain "stuckinthemiddle.com", but "Stuck in the Middle" is also the title of a book. Can I get sued on copyright terms? I checked this question, and according to ...
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Is it legal to charge extra fees for copyrighted content on mobile platforms?

this question just came up as we recently bought content from image stock portals. Many of those altered their license agreement in favor of charging more for using in mobile apps. So instead of using ...
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Is an image of a stripe considered copyrighted?

I have an image that I found on another site. It's just a one pixle wide stripe, and I'm wondering if it's protected by copyright.
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In the website for a mobile app, is it legal to show photos of actual phones?

In most websites that showcase mobile apps, photos of actual phones are shown as an example of what the app looks like. Sometimes, the phone's brand is visible; other times, the device is clearly an ...
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Which class should I use to register a trademark for my domain?

I want to protect my domain name, so I've been thinking of registering it as a trademark. Does anyone know what class a website would come under (for the registration process)? Also, do you think ...
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What's the legal way to stream music online?

It's really hard getting a definite answer on this so I'm going to ask it here. Is there a legal way to stream new music on a website without getting artist consent first. There seems to be a lot of ...
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Who's to blame for copyright content, webmaster or site/business owner?

If I upload content that is clearly a violation of copyrights am I legally responsible for such content or is it only the owner of the site and business?