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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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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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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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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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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Rss legal issues

I know it is illegal to post full articles of a website on yours beacuse of copyright. Is it legal to post the rss feeds of a website on your website?
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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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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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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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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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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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Would it be wrong to register a local domain (.ro) which has the same name as a famous forum .com?

Let's say there is a niche forum called HowToChopOnionWithoutCrying.com (I'm making it up, of course) and it's in English. And I want to create a similar forum in Romanian, registering ...
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Photos being copied all over the place

We have a rather popular website with plenty of photos. Our whole business depends on our content - and the photos are important in this. We invest a lot of time, effort, and money into taking these ...
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Copyright word or symbol

After reading this post I was wondering which is best to use for websites out of the following, Copyright © 2010 "COMPANY" © 2010 Copyright 2010 Also, if we license everything we produce ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...