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But we all know the answer to that... DON'T
WE! ;) All content shown on "The Senna Files" is original
and previously unpublished on the WWW. If YOU steal it
WE KNOW where YOU got it!
WATCH OUT FOR COPYRIGHT!
If you make mistakes they can be expensive. The basics of
Copyright Law are simple - if you don't have the permission of
the copyright holder in writing then you can't copy things. However,
the details are more complicated. "Copying" includes
putting material on web sites or newsgroups as well as photocopying
so if you are thinking about doing these things, then think about
the permission you might need.
The following is a guide to some of the basic points about
Copyright Law. However, if you remember nothing else about copyright
you should remember that the penalties against those who breach
it can be severe. Some kinds of copyright infringement are actually
criminal - as well as being fined people can in extreme circumstances
be sent to prison. So be careful!
SOME INFORMATION ABOUT COPYRIGHT LAW AND THE INTERNET
There is sometimes some confusion about copyright. It is particularly
unclear on the Internet, where many people think "normal"
laws do not apply. To help with this we have compiled some general
information intended to clarify a few basic points of law.
Copyright is the same on the Internet as anywhere else. The
idea that copyright doesn't apply on the Internet is a myth.
Copyright holders have the exclusive right to carry and licence
out certain acts. These include photocopying or printing copyright
material, posting it on Web pages or in newsgroups, publishing
it in magazines, newspapers, books or on TV; in short, with very
few exceptions, anything which involves making any copies of
material in any form.
This means that if you want to do any of these things you
need a licence from the copyright holder or their agent. Just
going ahead without permission leaves you open to consequences
including legal action.
Unless you know for sure that you have a licence to use some
material you should assume that you don't.
The fact that something has been published on the Web or in
a newsgroup doesn't mean that a licence for further use is "implied".
It doesn't matter if your posting, Web page or publication is
free, copyright still applies. It doesn't matter either if you
acknowledge the source of the material, you still need written
Although items often carry a copyright notice or © symbol,
they don't have to have one to be "copyrighted".
Material is automatically subject to copyright as soon
as it is created. Unless you are certain that some kind of general
permission has been given to use material, you should assume
that all the restrictions of copyright law still apply.
Just because something has been published widely, or only
a small part of it has been reproduced, it is not in the "public
domain" unless it specifically says so or copyright has
expired (and copyright doesn't expire until 70 years after the
death of the author).
Thanks to a number of international treaties (the most important
of which is the Berne Convention) copyright laws apply all over
Being in another country doesn't make it legal
for YOU to use anyone else's material!