ERIC Number: ED448738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
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Copyright and the World-Wide Web.
Updike, Bradford; Hoadley, Michael R.
This paper discusses the aspects of copyright law pertinent to World Wide Web users. Topics addressed include: the purpose of copyright law; what can be copyrighted, including categories that do not qualify for copyright protection; notice of copyright; copyright infringement; and the factors that determine fair use, (purpose and character of use, nature of the copyrighted work, quality and quantity of the work used, and effect upon the potential market for the copyrighted work). The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about copyright law applied to the Web are discussed: (1) Can I freely copy anything that is on a Web page? (2) Can I freely link to Web sites? (3) Can I freely download or print a resource posted on the Web? (4) Can I freely scan images and text and use them on my Web page? (5) Can I use the Web to provide easier access to electronic documents? and (6) Can I freely post other people's e-mail on my Web page? References include case law, federal statues, law review articles and periodicals, constitutional law, and Internet sources. (Contains 22 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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