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Website Footer Copyright Notice Disclaimer Statements – What Year to Use

7 August 2013

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In the early years of the Internet, it was common for a website to have the year of launch as the copyright year. The older the date, the more impressed site visitors would be with how old and presumably well-established and reputable the site was. It was similar to businesses having pride in their date […]

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In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare… Copyright Protection Statement HOAX

26 November 2012

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Summary. You’ve undoubtedly noticed the wide-spread of a posting on Facebook of a statement purported to protect the copyright of all your photos, writings, and other intellectual property you post on Facebook. The basic point of law that this declaration fails to recognize is that one who has entered into a contract (in this case […]

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Copyright and Fair Use – General Guidelines Statement and Disclosure

24 November 2012

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Summary. Below is a generic copyright and fair use statement for bloggers, website owners, and educators who use various forms of intellectual property and media in their social commentaries and teaching. The statement below addresses the unique circumstances of bloggers and authors of on-demand publications where any commercial gain is minimal or non-existant. Please contact […]

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YouTube Policies and Practices Regarding Digital Rights Management, Royalties, Copyright, Licensing, and Intellectual Property

16 June 2012

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In the TED video presentation above, Margaret Gould Stewart of YouTube describes the YouTube policies and practices regarding rights management, royalties, copyright, licensing, and intellectual property. There are over 20 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. As a result, YouTube analyzes over 100 years of video daily (more than 876,000 hours) and compares them […]

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YouTube Video Content Copyright Violations Ignored

14 September 2011

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Technology > Video Summary. In recent years, YouTube has become more stringent with copyright violators. Even content that could be viewed as well within the bounds of fair use or artistic expression are abruptly blocked and taken down.  After three violations, according to YouTube copyright policies, they will shut down your channel, and because violations are […]

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Copyright Meltdown – Duke University – Bound By Law – Open Source – Creative Commons

12 October 2009

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Effective Living | Activism Summary. Our society and culture are at risk of information meltdown as result of the rampant overreaching and scare tactics being used by Copyright holders. Even short clips and excerpts of video and audio used for education, documentaries, and social commentary are all at risk of being labeled as copyright infringement. […]

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