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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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Can I Upload my own videos on my website and also on youtube channel?

I'm a teacher and have created some tutorial videos (from computer screen and webcam with my face). I'm in IRAN and we get into trouble using YouTube. (YouTube access is restricted from our country) I ...
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How does Serpi protect from web crawling restrictions

I'm thinking of making a website to find the lowest price of an item on the net. The problem is that in the terms of use of Google search API it says that it is forbidden to: Scrape, build databases, ...
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Alot of Pirated Material on Someone's Website - What Can Be Done?

We've developed our website for over 10 years. Recently a website in China has begun to pirate our images and product descriptions (they are showing "new" March offerings). Nearly all of the ...
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how to show google , my website is fair use downloading site befor removing from results?

My website is for downloading software and is limited access for only users (by IP limitation) and there is no relation between this country and US for copyright policy (Circular 38a of the US ...
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How to prove you created it first [duplicate]

Let's say you write really good articles and people start copying them. After a while it may not even be clear who did it first. Now assume the unlikely event that someone registers copyright with ...
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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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Are copyright notices really required?

Ever since I made my first web page 13 years ago I have followed the pattern of showing a copyright notice in the footer of each page. Over the years the format of this notice has changed in the ...
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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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Control usage rights in Google image search

Can anyone explain what you need to do for your website images to get them to either show as Creative Commons licenses or Commercial & Other licences under Google Images Usage Rights filter? Is ...
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Changing hyperlinks on my Web page to use the PAT2PDF site instead of USPTO - are there copyright issues regarding third-party pages?

I have a Web site. On one of the pages of my site, there are two hyperlinks to USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office) resources, among other content and hyperlinks. One of these two hyperlinks is of ...
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Reuploading Photos taken from FB groups to a Blog will cause copyright issues? [closed]

I am running a blog in the tech niche. Specifically computer niche. I am using images taken from my camera phone. I joined many FB groups that are relevant to my niche. I know using someone's photo ...
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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 FAQ/...
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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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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): http://www.washingtontimes....
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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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Does having an old copyright date on a website have any negative SEO impact?

In that a client feels having an old copyright date displayed in the footer across a site will have a negative SEO impact? My opinion is that it should make very little difference SEO wise and should ...
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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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Using Associated Press photos

I am kinda unclear on how/if I can use AP photos. There are quite a few sites that use it with a credit underneath it. Is that enough? Do you still need the express written consent they talk about ...
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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 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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Using licensed custom fonts for commercial site

What are the legalities regarding using licensed fonts for webpages? It will be used for a for a commercial site. I do not want to get into trouble by using it without a license, (although I do hear a ...
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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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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 http://www....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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