This site does not
substitute for legal advice or provide legal counsel. This site
is not a legal referral site and does not solicit for legal information
traditional "intellectual property" doctrine to the
Internet is not easy. Policy makers must walk a fine line, balancing
the rights of inventors and authors against the public interest
in the free exchange of information. Without a clear legal policy
and without a strong body of precedent, however, many individuals
may find that the "information highway" is riddled with
legal blind spots. At these places of ambiguity, it may be difficult
to protect oneself from liability or one's "works" from
piracy. This site then introduces some of the key concerns related
to copyright and the Internet and exposes some of the ambiguities.
More specifically, this
site site contains information related to:
- Review of the legal requirements
necessary to obtain a copyright.
of the Copyright Holder:
- The scope of legal protection
afforded to copyright owners, particularly when those owners
exhibit work and distribute expressive works on the World
- Limitations on the scope of
copyright protections, particularly as these limitations may
pertain to the use and development of expressive works published
Cases & Comments: Copyright Implications of Some Common On-Line
- Copyright implications of "surface"
linking and "deep linking."
or "In-Line Linking"
- Copyright implications that
might arise from "framing" copyrighted works within
a new web site.