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The opportunities for inexpensive publishing on the Web have made “publishers” out of everyone who posts material online. While Web technology has made publishing more accessible to everyone, it’s also brought potential copyright disputes to the masses. The rules for using text, photos, artwork, and music covered in the previous chapters apply just the same to website uses, so they are not repeated here. Instead, this chapter focuses on two specific problem areas for webmasters: unauthorized transfers of information to and from websites and website linking.
  1. Websites: Five Ways to Stay Out of Trouble
    1. Assume It's Protected
    2. Read Click-Wrap Agreements
    3. Remove Unauthorized Material
    4. Investigate Claims Promptly
    5. When in Doubt, Seek Permission
  2. Transferring Information to and From a Website
    1. Posting Information on a Website
    2. Taking Information From a Website
  3. Connecting to Other Websites
    1. Linking and Framing
    2. Linking Agreementss

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