Copyright
Creative Commons license, copyright issues and more.


Copyright In Simple Terms

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If you need quick information on US copyrights and what they mean for your website or web business, read “10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained” at Templeton’s website. You’ll get a quick rundown on when something is considered copyrighted, what’s considered fair use, the idea of public domain, creating work based on another’s work and about quoting text from another site. The site also has info on the basics of copyright. For the ‘full’ version of copyrights information, visit the government site at copyright.gov.

Have You Received A Cease and Desist Notice?

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>> If you’ve received a notice from Getty Images, read this thread on WebHostingTalk.com and this article and comments on nctritech.com.

Have you received a cease and desist notice asking you to take down content from your website, or stop engaging in an activity? Before you take action, inform yourself about your online rights at ChillingEffects.org. Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. While there are of course lawful claims, it seems that some individuals and corporations are using intellectual property and other laws to attempt to silence legitimate online activity for various reasons.

The website offers explanations of the law for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction, Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation. It is a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics. It allows you to submit your materials you have received (with personal info removed) which will then be posted on the site along with comments about its legal implications.

Copies Of Your Content On The Web?

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Here’s an easy way to search for copies of your content anywhere on the web: take the URL of your content and plug it into Copyscape. It will display all the instances where a substantial amount of your content has been published. This is a very useful service for anyone who buys content or articles, or for anyone considering buying a website. Comprehensive services are available with their paid service.