copy write law

@savypat (20246)
United States
April 27, 2009 4:15pm CST
Do you think a copy write law is a waste of time on the internet? The sheer volume of material that comes out each day makes the policing of this impossible. Many blogs and other articles are partially copied from someone else's work. What do you think can be done about this?
4 responses
• United States
28 Apr 09
I agree with these posts, this is a massive problem. I do not rgister my copyrights all the time myself. However, there is a way to legally protect your work even on the internet. You must put the (C) copyright sign on everything. It is already copyrighted when you create it. It is just a matter of when you register that copyright with the Library of Congress. If you show that it is under copyright then it will stand in the courts. If someone used your work and you did not have the (C) notice on it, too bad in court they can claim that they did not know. As long as you can show you had the notice then they can be shown that they were in violation of laws. You could still get a penalty for not registering a copyright. On my web page I put this notice on the master page so that it is seen on every page: "all material copright 2009 (my name) unless otherwise noted." Then I also put the notice of copyright on anything I place on the web. Also... if you can publish files as pdf, you can set security so that it cannot be copied and pasted. You can set it where it can or cannot be printed, copied, edited and such. That's from my limited understanding of copyright laws!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Thanks for the additional info. I hope people read the responses on this discussion so they get a better idea of what this law is about.
• United States
28 Apr 09
There are pages and pages of copy right laws. I have tried to study them because of my own writings. I hope I could help a little at least!
@Jixapose (97)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I am a professional writer, and I dread any of my works being available on the internet. There is no way to enforce the current laws - copy/paste is available to all. The only means to enforce copyright laws on the internet would take a way any little privacy we can enjoy on this medium. Plagiarism is the ugliest word in the writing profession, and many who are not writers don't seem to understand how devastating a crime it is to steal one's livelihood and call it your own.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Hey pat~ I think that it is really a terrible shame that this copyright law can't be properly enfored on the Internet! It isn't right that people can so easily copy articles the way that they do without a penalty! It is a law that seems to be so easily broken these days! But, in fact it is a law! I don't undertand how this can be enforced, but there should be much stricter guidelines! A law is a law and it should be punished! There is a penalty for copyright infringements!
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
28 Apr 09
I think so.Practically copy write law isn't effective in case of internet.