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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Is it ok to embed flash games on a site with ads? [closed]

I have a new game website, and I decided I wanted to make some money off of it. The only problem is I don't know if it's OK to make money off of a game I didn't make without permission. I've looked ...
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Photos - do I really need to look for the author and ask his permission when posting them on my site?

When I find a photo somewhere on the internet, without any explicit information of whether I can re-publish it on my own website, without any hint of who is the owner/author of that photo, can I still ...
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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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delisting my old URL's from copyright services

About a month ago, I redid a major part of my website so that the difference between thousands of URL's is the subdomain name itself. Now I go on copyscape and put in my new URL and it tells me that ...
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Can I use sentence “All rights reserved” on my web page/site or blog with out registering at gov copyright office [duplicate]

I have a query, people are saying that since 1989, every work which is created is automatically copyrighted. Then is it fine to use sentence All rights reserver and copy right symbol on my website, ...
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How do I copyright my website?

My website has been in development for a long time and cost a lot of money. How do I go about securing an enforceable copyright on my website design and what is the proper way to post a copyright ...
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Is Google consider mobile phone specifications as copied content?

I have created a mobile niche blog a few weeks ago. I am going to add a section to display mobile phone specifications. Are those pages consider as copied content? Example post...... Samsung ...
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Spam site re-proxying my site, how do I stop this?

So there's some guy out there duplicating my http://bitlucid.com website in some nonstandard way and for some nefarious reasons. I first found out about it when I saw a "copy" spam url in the logs ...
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Regarding use of press kits [duplicate]

So I have launched an online gaming community where I will present gaming related news along with other functionality to offer the members to find and interact with other members. Concerning the news ...
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Usage of product photos on commercial website

We are finishing a web-site for a bar that will have photos of drinking products like a can of Coca Cola, a bottle of Red Label, etc, since they are the products commercialized by the website owner at ...
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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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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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How should copyright notices be formatted on websites?

What is the correct format for including a copyright notice in the footer of a web site? I have seen many variations, including: © Cool Businessname 2015 © 2015 Cool Businessname Copyright © Cool ...
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Why should we keep the copyright year on websites static?

Not a major issues, just a small thing that bugs me. In so many websites and applications, when scrolling down to the footer, you see the year and it's not the present year (2015). Why not ...
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Can I use words like “Facebook”, “Twitter” in my site navigation?

I have a website where one section of website has top menu links in this manner <li><a href=../memes/index.php>MEMES</a></li> <li><a ...
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Best practices for protecting exclusive images

I've noticed that many computer hardware websites watermark substantial portions of "exclusive" images, rather than just place a logo in the corner of the image. An example is the GPU chip image in ...
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Is it violation of of copyright to Share freeware APK?

I think Stackoverflow is not the right place to ask this. And I love stackexchange network so Had a quick look @ the network and decided to ask it there. Is it okay to host and share freeware Android ...
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Custom Website Design Like Facebook

Well most of us do like Facebook Design, I' am making Social Networking Website using Twitter Bootstrap. I' am planning to make my own custom website design from scratch using Bootstrap just like ...
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Using author description for resources listing blog [duplicate]

I'm working on a new blog that collects resources for web developers like lists of available CMS, Frameworks, Libraries and other plugins. I want to use the author description for every item as is ...
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SEO ranking when copying content from other website with permissions

I have a website which I started recently, with this website I have partnered with many other websites who have agreed to let me copy and use thier content on my site for link exchange. So in this ...
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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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What should I do with videos which gets taken down by copyright claim?

I own a small video tube website, where users upload a specific kind of content. 1,000 videos have been uploaded so far. This morning I received copyright claim asking me to remove or disable access ...
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Is it legal to link to a potentially copyrighted PDF file made available by the owner?

I.e there is a large directory of PDF files and the publisher makes them available on his website. He does not charge for them and they are available without any requirements for authentication ...
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How do I check the website design clones? [closed]

Let's say a I have a corporate web-site. I can imagine that it would be pretty easy to download my HTML, CSS and JS files, change texts and images to thieve's needs and voilà - there is a new clone! ...
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Do you have to be in the United States to file a DMCA complaint?

I understand that DMCA complaints only work for search engines and webhosts which are based in the US. However, does the person filing the complaint also have to be in the US, or can anyone in any ...
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Can we use this service for WordPress theme development? [closed]

I need to know if I can use the lorempixel.com service for WordPress theme development for commercial use considering that this service is released under the creative commons license (CC BY-SA).
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Would using content from third-party websites while giving credit to them be considered “fair use”?

I want to create a international flight search engine website that links to multiple other flight searching websites and pulls the flight information into my site, by linking to the source website, ...
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How much of your content needs to be copied before you can file a DMCA complaint?

I run a blog with a number of articles, and I noticed that there are a few sites out there that have copied the articles, or parts of articles. Where they have copied an entire article, I understand ...
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How to deal with a site that has plagiarized mine? [duplicate]

I have an established blog that has been putting out content for a year. Today I noticed that somebody has cloned my entire website, word-for-word, and hosted it on a separate domain. When I say ...
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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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Website content copied - How can I prove that I wrote it?

One of our competitors constantly copies all our website content. Now, I assume the trouble is to proof that we wrote the content first and that it is not the other way round. I checked on ...
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What is the proper way to send a DMCA to a hosting company?

Someone copied my entire website and is hosting it at a domain name similar to ours. That website's content is copyrighted to the website which we have been running for years. Each and every image, ...
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How can I prove property rights to script?

I just programmed a file sharing script but I can't sell it because I don't know how to prove that I'm the programmer.
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template for terms of condition for social media based website?

I'm looking for a template for a terms of usage text based on social media websites. I'm actually a coder and not into the legal blabla in general. Of course you could spend a thousand or 2 on a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it important to show the current year alongside my (c) Copyright symbol?

Should I update the copyright notice every January? as in © ACME Corp 2011 I'm not asking about how or whether to claim copyright at all (that is dealt with here), but whether the year has ...
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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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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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Should I patent a web application before launching it?

While discussing a website idea I had with friends and worked on it, they told me to be wary of theft regarding the website. Since the code I'd be working on would be mostly JavaScript and HTML, the ...
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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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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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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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Can I steal someone else's idea?

I'm from Ireland and I want to set up an internet radio station. I thought of a good name but someone else from Ireland is planning on using this name. They own *radioname*fm.eu and have Twitter and ...
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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 ...