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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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Usage of product name on commercial website

I have a software application that backups up customer data to their respective Google Cloud or Onedrive or Sharepoint. If I mention this feature on my application's website, will I have to take ...
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How can I block a website that is copying my whole website? [duplicate]

Someone is copying my whole website, theme, logo etc. How can i block that website? my website is https://www.apkstreams.com/ while the copying website is https://banglabet.com. Please suggest me how ...
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How to stop false DMCA causing URLs to delist?

Recently a malicious actor started to attack the URLs of my website by using DMCA reports. I did not notice the first report so it caused me to delist some of the most important URLs of the website ...
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Does my web hosting/domain register company have the right to delete my website on its server or ban my account? because of illegal things

Most web hosting beginners looking for an expected answer to this question; let say I own a website hosted on a hosting company (Bluehost/GoDaddy...) but my website contains illegal /copyrighted ...
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Is og:image and copyright free when using on own site?

When using og:image the website tell other sites that Facebook and other social media platforms can use this image as a preview for a shared link. If I have a site that is not a social media platform, ...
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Can I use resource transparent images commercially as a resource to my SAAS, which I scraped from a website? [closed]

I want to develop a product image editing SAAS, which will let the users select a product and edit the image and download with following steps: Select the product Load the transparent mockup image of ...
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Disable hotlinking or saving or your images online?

I have some JavaScript and CSS to block right clicks and stuff and everything is on cloudflare CDN which tells me when I get hotlinked. Is there a way to stop this?
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Would screenshots from games constitute copyright Infringement?

I'm thinking of making a website that explains about games (walkthroughs, level-passing guide, etc.) I would like to include screenshots of the game content. Will screenshots violate some kinds of ...
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Can I use favicon of other websites when I link to them on my site?

I'm creating websites catalog and I wonder whether or not I can use favicon of other websites as an icon next to its domain name. As far as I know I can use screenshots of websites without the owner's ...
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Can I use images from the manufacturer's website or other retailers for my eCommerce site?

I run a retail home appliances and cookware store, I want to create an online platform/eCommerce store to expand my business. So can I use images from the manufacturer's website or from other ...
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Copyright website [duplicate]

I have developed my first website and ready to publish to the internet. I'm confused with how the COPYRIGHT under the footer works? Do I just ... Show COPYRIGHT WEBSITE NAME at the footer? Not ...
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Is it a good idea to put copyright symbol on charts and graphs?

I know that charts and graphs, etc. are not protected by copyright. But I can still put something like © x.com next to the title of the chart. I want to do this so that people can still copy and use ...
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Can I use the thumbnails of external links in a news aggregator website?

I'm building a site where I need to post some news (links) about a specific subject. I'll gather them around and aggregate them on my site. The question is: Can I use their thumbnail to promote ...
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How to search and retain news data for the purpose of curation without any copyright issues

I am currently using The Bing News Search API with Rakuten RapidAPI in order to get news articles and curate them on my site. However, I just read the API's display requirements which has restrictions ...
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Google has deindexed portions of our page after content copied [duplicate]

This year our website featured in a number of top design articles and has been subsequently copied extensively. Now, Google appears to have deindexed portions of our home page (and maybe other content)...
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Opengraph image and license

For our website, we sometimes re-syndicate articles and blog posts that mention our organization in our own blog on our site. We summarize the article, and include a link back to the original source. ...
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Is it problematic to use movie posters on a blog hosted in europe?

I would like to use poster images of movies like "fais pas ci, fais pas ca", "plan coeur" etc. (mostly french movies), but I am worried about the copyright. And I already found this answer, however ...
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Embedding complete articles from another site on your own website. Legal?

Can you embed a complete article from another site on your own website? As is. Visitors will see that it's from another website but they don't have to leave your website to read the whole article. ...
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Can I used business/shop photos on my personal blog

My personal blog is about family friendly events in my community. Can I use pictures on a business' website for my blog? For example, if I write a post about museums in my city, I go to the museums' ...
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Licensing tag for allowing indexation of website

Is there a standard or something in the making that allows the inclusion of a license that will allow indexation and publishing of a website, citation and sharing of the links? Some meta tag for ...
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Checking uploaded images on a site to see if they're Copyrighted?

I recently inherited responsibility for a website that received a notification that a user had uploaded a copyrighted image years ago and that it was not licensed. The Wordpress-based website has ...
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does using copy content harmful for my website's seo? [duplicate]

I am using copy contents from another similar websites but I always change the title a bit.But I want to know is this way good for my website that get result by google or not?! Do I get visitors from ...
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Company / Product Info Directory Website - Copyright Laws

I want to create a large business directory website , which would allow a user (buyer) to search, filter and identify suitable products. I would require company logos and use of product names (TM,...
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I've read many books and became an expert in a subject area - would it be a copyright infringement if I share my knowledge on my blog?

Let's say I've read many books and became an expert in a subject area. If I share my knowledge on my blog with details and start to earn some money, would I infringe upon the copyright of these book ...
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Will using images from other sites (with permission) hurt search engine rankings?

Can you tell me whether Google's algorithm flags plagiarism for using images on your website from other sites? I don't want to get penalized, for cases where the image owner allowed it to be used on ...
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Copyright issues with directory website

I am trying to create a directory website that would be for tattoo artists in a particular niche of tattoo design. I want to initially list different artists for free to gain momentum and maybe ...
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My site built on information from Wikipedia was rejected by google for AdSense - We found some policy violations on your site

A few months ago I published one of mine website and it is completely based on cricket result and team prediction, news, and facts. The source of information which I am using is completely from ...
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Do you need to credit a thumbnail photo?

Say, I use a thumbnail photo, as a smaller or cropped version of the original photo on a site/blog. The thumbnail is used as a preview to the post/article that has the full photo along with the ...
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Can screenshots of sports sites be used on a blog?

I'm writing a blog on hockey news, analyzing things such as trade rumors, what players would fit on what teams, and what players are performing better than others. To do this, I want to use ...
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Is it illegal to create a website that allow a user to upload a file and make it accessible and downloadable for others? [closed]

I am working on a website in which a user can sign in and upload a file and other users can search for it by name and download it. Those files will be catagorized as audio, video, apps(linux, windows, ...
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Legal risks when using royalty-free content?

Are there any actual legal risks at all when using royalty-free content in your monetized videos, from a well known site intended for that exact purpose? Can an author/owner of the content you ...
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Someone is duplicating/reproducing my site what can I do?

Someone has created an exact copy of my site. At first, the code of his pages were identical to mine. A few days later he just replaced my internal links with the same links to his own domain. At ...
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How copyright laws apply for commonly public things?

I am making website which display quotes like brainyquote.com. So how copyright laws affected in this situation? I know that all quotes ( I have around 10,000+ quotes) are on the different ...
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Fair Use of the thumbnail version of thousands of images from a third party? [duplicate]

I would like to include on my website the thumbnail version of thousands of images created by a third party, which I am trying to contact to ask permission, with no success. I would link from the ...
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How biggest website like Facebook, YouTube, Imgur, StackOverFlow prevent from legal copyright issues?

I have planed to build a image sharing website like Imgur. Users can upload images and others can vote them. The problem what I face is, what happen users upload others copyright photos? In other ...
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Do I have to provide email and an agent for Copyright Complaints?

I have a website and it works better for me to just have an online Copyright Complaint form, under DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement. But I see that big websites accept notices through email and ...
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Is it legally problematic to use the same WordPress theme as my competitor?

I want to purchase a WordPress theme from ThemeForest, however, it is used by a competitor. Can they make a formal complaint that I have copied their site even though the theme is publically ...
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What should I do after getting a DMCA report about a post on my site?

I am running a website on Blogger. Yesterday, I got a DMCA report about a post. Is it important and what should I do?
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Creative Commons 3 - can I make a rework, with copyright?

Have I to share my work (which consisted and based on CC 3.0 materials) with same license? I am ok to put links to CC 3.0 meaterials I've used, but have I to make my work also CC 3.0 for others? Let'...
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Adding "safe-habour" provisions to website

I want to make sure my website does not infringe any copyright or intellectual property law. For that, it seem to be a good idea to enable "safe-harbour" provisions, so that any material infringing ...
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Creating an anime (videos) streaming site - copyright problems?

My plan is to create a website that streams Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super episodes and offer a better service than competitors. I understand that hosting the videos itself is ...
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Copyright years for page source and page content

My question concerns the difference between the source code of an HTML/CSS/JavaScript file and the content actually displayed by those files in the browser. I've been thinking about using a copyright ...
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What license should mention in footer as website theme provider [closed]

I have a Website, i design themes for WordPress, Blogger etc for sell. What license i should mention in my site footer as website theme provider for copyright?
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Will a "report" feature on a user generated content website satisfy copyright owners?

I am looking to start a site that will allow users to upload videos and other content. However, I'm worried about copyright. I was wondering if I add a report feature and a way to take the content ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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