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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

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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

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$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,

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Penthouse Busts Newsgroup

Penthouse Busts Newsgroup User Over Copyright Theft May 15, 2000 A newsgroup user who boasted that he had copied over 20,000 images from Penthouse.com has had his computer equipment seized after the site moved to prosecute him for copyright infringement.

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Louder And Crowder-Starks v CompuServe Inc.

January 24, 2000 Case Name LOUDER and CROWDER-STARKS v. COMPUSERVE INC. et al. Court Location Los Angeles County Superior Court Case # BC 153 274 Filed July 5, 1996 Attorneys for Plaintiff David L.Amkraut, Esq. , 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite

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Press Release Regarding Reactor, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 1999 A lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois was served today against Reactor, Inc. and the company’s operators, alleging violations of the U.S. Copyright Act (direct, contributory and vicarious infringement

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Three Important Copyright Points

The United States affords protection to the authors of certain original works as provided by the United States Code on Copyright. In order to avoid the problems involved in copyright infringement it is important to understand the fundamentals of copyright

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Digital Piracy and Economics

Since the 50’s, Motion Pictures have been the U.S. biggest financial export. Movies were produced with finances from ancillary rights sold in many languages. Many people made a living from just negotiating and securing these usage rights as well as

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