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Comprehending Copyright, Part I: Using Others' Work

These copyright basics will help ensure you use others' work the right way

- September 17, 2007
The heyday of the Internet seemed to turn traditional notions of copyright on their proverbial heads. The Web proved to be a powerful new publishing medium, and anyone who knew a scrap of HTML went wild posting things online. Gradually, copyright owners -- whether writers, music publishers, or others -- awoke to the fact that there was no meaningful difference between the Internet ...

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