A legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time.

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Youtube account suspended, What now?

My youtube account has been suspended for the video that I have created. And I still suspect if it has broken any law. What to do now? Can I reinstate my youtube account or the least create a new ...
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Use Copyrighted Pictures in YouTube Thumbnails

I have seen a lot of the time on YouTube that people are using images which are copyrighted or may be copyrighted in their YouTube video thumbnails. My question is: is it allowed to use copyrighted ...
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Cleaned Wikipedia content used on Google Maps - dump available?

On Google, there are pages such as the following which provide a summary of the place in question taken from Wikipedia: ...
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How to check if a Google Books item is in the public domain without API?

I know the Google Books API, but if for whatever reason I can't access it, how do I check whether a book is in the public domain? For whatever reason, Google doesn't think this is an information ...
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Reinstating YouTube account which was suspended for repeated Copyright violations

My YouTube account has been suspended due to repeated or severe violations of our Terms of Use and claims of copyright infringement. Now I have worked it out with the company who put the copyright ...
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How can I know if that the sound quality of my video is bad enough so that it doesn't trigger copyright claim on YouTube?

I recorded a video in a club, which means that there is a music background which is copyrighted. The club being ~105 dB and the record device being simply my phone, the music quality is pretty bad. ...
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Is there a simple way to attribute a CC image on flickr?

To legally reuse a CC image from Flickr, you must attribute properly the source and license, as explained on this blog: ...
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Can I upload a video game screencast to Vimeo?

I wonder whether video game screencasts are within Vimeo's Terms of Service.
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How to add a purchased song as background music to a Youtube video

What's the procedure in adding copyrighted music to an uploaded YouTube video? We've been creating some original video that uses some copyrighted background music. But when we uploaded it to YouTube, ...
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If a mute a copyrighted song in a youtube video and “save as” will I lose the URL?

We have a video up online for which we bought the copyright for the song, the period of time for which we payed is over. I wanted to mute the video, youtube even provides the option to remove the ...
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Embed Creative Commons attribution on Youtube

I have a video on youtube, which contents music from Free Music Archive. The track I use allows commercial use and remixing/adapting, but needs to have an attribution. According to official creative ...
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How to report Copyright infringement on Wikipedia?

I have found a few images on the English wikipedia that are under copyright. I'm not the owner of the copyright. The real owners of the copyright are too technologically illiterate to do anything ...
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How do I submit a copyright infringement notification to the various MSN sites?

I uploaded a video to YouTube which has become moderately viral. Unfortunately part of this experience has involved filing copyright infringement notifications with various video sites all over the ...
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How to copyright an image which will be posted on a tumblr blog?

I am using tumblr from last 2-3 years. Now I want to use Tumblr for blogging photos. But I want my photos to be copyrighted. Is there any way to copyright them so that I can post them on tumblr?? What ...
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Is it possible to determine the legality of a YouTube clip?

Some content on YouTube is clearly legal; excluding the independent stuff, there are official pages for Disney, Pixar, the Muppets, and so on. (Yes, generally I only see anything on YouTube when my ...
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Are mixcloud users protected from SOPA and PIPA? [closed]

Some friends and I upload music to mixcloud and then stream it on our website We do not own the copyright to any of the music. What can we do to stay safe now that the US government is so close to ...
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Is it allowed to show information from Wikipedia and other sites on my site? [closed]

For Example: I want to create an institute directory of my country. I want to show institute name, logo, emails, phone numbers and some other information. Now I have two resources, institute website ...
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Is it a copyright violation to upload a video singing traditional Christmas songs to YouTube?

I just uploaded a video of our family signing some traditional Christmas songs to YouTube. There is no musical instruments or pre-recorded backup. We have a mix of teenagers and small kids who sing at ...
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Copyrighted audio disabled from YouTube video - how did they know?

I posted a video on YouTube (SFW) nearly two years ago, with an ambient soundtrack taken from an Aphex Twin song (which I credited at the end of the video). After nearly 3000 views, it has had the ...
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i want to submit lyrics to lyrics.wikia.com but copyright infringement issues?

i want to submit lyrics to lyrics.wikia.com but I worry about copyright infringement issues I do not understand how the Copyrights work in lyrics.wikia.com They claimed that Copyrights to lyrics ...
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Site used to search for web scrapers and copyright infringement [closed]

When I was working for a smaller company a few years ago, I discovered a site that would parse your own site and use that to search the web for other sites that are copying your content. It was made ...