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A.P.I.C.

Association For the Protection Of Internet Copyright

is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the continued education of Internet copyright law and enforcement of such law through the cooperation of international, domestic, federal, state, and local statutes, laws, and ordinances.

Membership is open to all who are concerned about copyright protection, including photographers, distributors of images, video, film, literature and other intellectual property, movie producers, musicians, record producers and publishers, as well as websites concerned about copyright infringement.

APIC WORLDWIDE primarily handles copyright issues, as well as addressing trademark and right of publicity concerns. You can visit our sponsor here.

If you own or use copyrighted material then that copyrighted material needs to be protected from piracy and misuse. APIC WORLDWIDE assists in protecting your rights.

Welcome to APIC!

Mission

APIC WORLDWIDE is dedicated to the continued education of Internet copyright law and enforcement of such law through the co-operation of international, domestic, federal, state, and local statutes, laws, and ordinances. Membership is open to all who are concerned about copyright protection, including photographers, distributors of images, video, film, literature and other intellectual property, movie producers, musicians, record producers and publishers, as well as websites concerned about copyright infringement.

Copyright Law

Copyright protects original works of expression. These works include:

  • Literary
  • Dramatic, including accompanying music,
  • pantomimes and choreographic,
  • Pictorial, graphic and sculptural.
  • Motion pictures and other audiovisual
  • sound recordings, and
  • architectural.

Webmasters Held Personally Responsible!

The Interaction of Digital Watermarking and Copyright Law…

shape_pic-9Even prior to the recent introduction of digital watermarks and tracking technologies, webmasters have been found liable for copyright infringement on-line. The new software and services seem likely only to increase the frequency with which copyright owners will pursue Internet infringement. Already, some lessons are emerging from the case law. Proving copyright infringement on-line is not difficult, and digital watermarking may make this task even easier. For example, where a webmaster simply scans photographs from a commercial magazine and includes them on a web site, a court can easily recognize the similarity between the hard copy and digital versions. In one recent case, in Playboy v. Webworld, a federal court in Texas found the operator of a web site liable for copyright infringement where the web site included photographs that had appeared in… read more

  • Law of the Web

    A Field Guide to Internet Publishing by Jonathan D. Hart Published by Bradford Publishing Since the beginning of the Internet’s public use, its’ misconceptions or myths of legal use in various issues has always been a debate. In the past

  • Music Copyrights Violated

    MUSIC COPYRIGHTS VIOLATED Sept 7, 2000 MP3.COM Faces Heavy Court Fines Larry Neumeister-Associated Press New York – A judge ruled wednesday that MP3.COM willfully violated copyrights of music companies and awarded Universal Music Group $25,000.00 per CD, a penalty that

  • $338,171 Damages Awarded

    May 16, 2000 In the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Suze Randall Photography General Media Communications, Inc. Wendy M., And Shannon B., Plaintiff VS Reactor, Inc., Michael Saenz, Max Sheridan and DOES 1-10,