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Is it legal to cache RSS images on my server?

I have some RSS feeds showing on my website, for speed up loading time I like to cache images directly on my server. Is it legal to credits the source inside the post and store images from those ...
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How to move articles to a new website without problems with SEO or rewriting? [duplicate]

How do you do. My old website was based on uCoz. It was desined badly and was based on uCoz free domain. I decided to create the new site version myself, going to another hosting and changing the ...
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Double forward slash in url, help in SEO? [duplicate]

I'm having a SEO optimised 7 year old website which rank no. 1 on google for different keywords. Pages are www.example.com/page1.php , www.example.com/page2.php . A competitor copied whole website ...
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Is it fair use to use copyrighted images in on my game review website? [duplicate]

I have a website that allows users to write small reviews about playstation games that they have played. I'm not reviewing the games myself, the users are. I don't have ads or make any money from this ...
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Do I need permission to use a company's logo for my website application? [closed]

I am creating a review website application where people can review particular companies, products or services according to the people's experience on various points like Support, Value, Up-time, etc. ...
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Is in-line linking (hot linking) photos and videos OK on my website, or is it unfair to the site which hosts them?

I am interested in hearing the community's thoughts about "in-line linking". That is, the act of embedding photo/video/written content into a particular website via code, such that a website can ...
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Laws/ethics on using images hosted by another website as teasers?

I was wondering about the appropriate way to use an image hosted by another website as a teaser image in my own website. For example, if I am aggregating articles from sources including the NYTimes, ...
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Is it possible to use a common menu across two websites by importing it from the first to the second?

We pay a service to host both our website and our blog. The blog is on the WordPress platform. Both sites are designed to look similar (as best we could) since they are our company websites. The web ...
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Copying content from other websites and linking to the original post

I want to create a website that will grab content from other news websites using their RSS and insert it in my database. I am only going to show the title and an excerpt with a link to the original ...
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Is it okay to take words and definitions from dictionary sites?

Is it okay to take words from dictionary sites, and store their definition in your database? I mean, is it legal? Or is that plagiarism or something? What if you made a chatbot, and when someone ask ...
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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 legal/illegal....
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How to properly use information from NCBI gov

I would like to ask you, if and how can I quote and copy (or read and reproduce) the research and all the data that is publically avaialble at the website of http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ The ...
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Product images and descriptions on web store – copyright issues (Ireland/EU law)

I’m looking to sell some products online into a foreign market (which likes this Irish product). So I need to put images and production descriptions on my site. I’m not buying directly from the ...
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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 it illegal to monetize a Youtube video that contains parts of other YouTube Videos?

If, for example I was making a compilation of the most awesome videos about Yoga on YouTube where I take a small part of each video to make one video, can I monetize that?
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Is it legal to get Facebook posts from pages?

I have been working with Facebook graph for a while now but would like to know if it would be legal for me to get public posts from pages I don't own and display the content on another website. My ...
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Plagiarism or duplicated content

Do crawlers know which copy is original and which is a duplicate? Suppose I write a tutorial and post in two forums. For obvious reasons one has a different date and time than the other. Or suppose ...
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Can you be sued for using publicly used images on a blog without copyright permission?

Lets say I write a blog post about the new Batman movie or a the new Grand Theft Auto game and i decide to use the boxart/poster or a wallpaper as the main image for the blog post, can I be sued for ...
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Websites that archive third party blog contents without owner's consent [duplicate]

I recently published an article by the title "how to install ns2 on fedora 22" on my blog and less than 8 hours later I found it as top result returned by Google when I searched the title of the ...
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So, how does it work with copyrighted images from unknown sources?

A website looks better with fitting pictures. While designing my website I am using Google images to search for the right pictures (next time I will probably use a website that stores free images). ...
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Copyright infringement for domain based on common keywords

Suppose an adult website adult.com has a copyrighted the trademark Adult™‎. Can anyone register adult.ooo or adult.xyz or registering the domain name adult with any extension would be an infringement ...
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Help! How to deal with Mirror Sites

Someone sneakily copied part of the contents on our website and made a mirror website that looks almost like ours! This will be real confusing for many people and I am worrying this will lead to many ...
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How to check whether a domain name is a trademark?

How to check whether the domain name you have chosen conflicts with other trademark existing domain names which you didn't know about. Also, when is it legal to choose similar domain names to other ...
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Copyright of similar domain names

If I was to create a social network similar to Facebook that was much faster and offers other services that attract users and I bought a domain that is similar to Facebook.com, for example facebbok....
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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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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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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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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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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 auto-...
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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 href=../facebook/index.php>FB&...
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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 either....
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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 ...