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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Add copyright notice to a website

I want to add a copyright notice to a website I created. Something like (c) Me 2010. All rights reserved. I am aware that everything written by someone is automatically copyrighted (if I'm not ...
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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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Blatant copyright theft

Found a user on the forum trying to solicit business for his website, a good user reported it and I checked the website out. Firstly and most dangerously it's attempting to sell our original ...
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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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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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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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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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Can CSS be copyrighted?

I know CSS on a website is protected under the website's copyright since it is considered part of the overall design. I also know that images used in CSS are copyrightable. How about when CSS is used ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Automate Checking for Stolen Content?

So I know about tools like Copyscape and Google Alerts.. great tools, but it's quite tedious for me to copy and paste an URL or phrase for every one of my pages in my sites. Is there any tool out ...
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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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Website copyright- Should I use my name or the website's name

If possible, I'd like to know whether to use my name or the website's name when making the copyright notice for my website. I read here that when I add a copyright notice to my website I should ...
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Non-intentional hosting of material that is protected by copyright law

I am interested how copyright law works in the case of Rapidshare, Youtube and etc. Just hypothetically speaking, what if I create a website for uploading and sharing MP3 files, and some users start ...
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Can I use others' content on my own website without their permission?

I would like to ask if is it legal to put someone content on own website (content will be changed to match my own design) without asking the owner of that site for permission. I would like to get some ...
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Can embedding a content from another website be considered as a violation of copyright law?

I would like to embed a content from another website (a webcam object) to my website. Can it be considered as a violation of copyright law? Both my website and the embedded are within EU. There is no ...
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We've had our content copied under a different URL - why and what do we do?

We have a problem. We've noticed a large amount of traffic showing up on our Google Analytics. Upon further investigation we have found that we've had our content copied under a different URL. Our ...
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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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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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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?
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Using copyrighted images on website that generates CPA based revenue?

What I want to do is use copyrighted blizzard images throughout my site. Their copyright policy is as follows: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/about/legal-faq.html The website generates revenue ...
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Is it a bad practice to register sntsh.com if my name is Santosh?

My name is Santosh but I can't register a santosh.com because it is already taken. Most extensions for Santosh are already taken. I was trying to register a domain with .sh extension but santo.sh ...
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Softonic provides software without permission

Softonic.com put a software of mine for download up on their website and servers without my permission. I told them to took it down but they not reacting. Did this happen to someone else too? How ...
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How do sites like DeviantArt and Youtube protect against copyright infringement?

I'm thinking of creating a site where users are allowed to upload content that can then be purchased by other users. My question is how do I protect against someone uploading something that isn't ...
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How to deal with author rights when building a website

I was thinking about developing a website that would involve photos and was wondering how to deal with the legal/author rights aspects. If someone could direct me to some resources to find out, I ...
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Legal information on a website

I'm in the process of re-developing my website. We're currently a non-monetary website, funded entirely by ourselves, but we'd like to start earning some money from adverts and possibly paid content. ...
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Is it free to use Yahoo! smilies in our forum? (caused by copyright issues)

Will there be any problems (I'm talking about copyright...) if we use the lovely smilies of Yahoo! in any of our web apps? eg. forums and so on? I couldn't find any site that says it is ...