Infringement of Web Pages

The commercial success of the internet is due to the emerging field of internet web pages. Many people do not realize that a web page designer has various options for creating his/her own web site. Let’s assume a web page designer finds a nice background and a graphic picture on a web page somewhere in […]

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Introduction to Copyright Law

Copyright infringement occurs when someone exercises control over the exclusive rights of the owner without the owner’s authorization.  The exclusive rights of the author include the right of the author to: (1) reproduce their work either privately or publicly, (2) prepare derivative works either privately or publicly. A derivative work is “any work that is […]

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Definitions

The legal issues of the internet involve emerging terminology. In order to understand the legal issues, the author defines several frequently used terms. 1. Internet- an interconnected group of computer networks, including networks in all parts of the world. (also called the world wide web) 2. Web page- a document often incorporating text, graphic, sound, […]

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The History of The Internet

The Internet began as a project of the U.S. Department of Defense in 1969. The project called the ARPANET or Advanced Research Projects Agency, used a collection of different computers to connect universities, military, government, and defense contractors. The word ARPA came from the Advanced Research Projects Administration, the branch of the defense in charge of […]

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Internet Law Introduction

“When society possesses accredited lawgivers or tribunals, it is part of there function to supervise the operation of custom…” Carleton Kemp Allen – Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford. Although “customary uses and implied licenses help keep many of the on-line activities we see from being infringements”, one can be liable for copyright […]

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Does my website infringe on someones copyright?

Infringement of Web Pages The commercial success of the internet is due to the emerging field of internet web pages. Many people do not realize that a web page designer has various options for creating his/her own web site. Let’s assume a web page designer finds a nice background and a graphic picture on a […]

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