Questions tagged [copyright]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to give credit about an image I display in my website?

I looked for an image for decorating the main page of my website. I found a great image in Wikipedia. The license allows me to use the image, but, I must give credit to the creators (which includes ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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If a user uploads copyrighted material to my site but for personal use is it legal?

I am creating a personal cloud service, each account is only for use by the owner. You can upload any file and view / play it in the browser, e.g. documents, music and videos. Now obviously someone's ...
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Is it illegal to use auto-generated code from a website designer?

I recently volunteered to be webmaster for a nonprofit club I'm part of. While I know some very basic HTML, I wanted a more attractive website than one I could hard-code. I found a website that allows ...
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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 ...