Copyright & Web Design

Articles for Web Designers/Site Owners by Attorney Ivan Hoffman
Article on Copyright Infringement
Chilling Effects – Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? If so, this site is for you.
Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Information
Copyright Registration Procedures – US Copyright Office
Copy Scape – Find copies of your content on the Web
Creative Commons – Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works.
Google Alerts – monitor new content on the web by setting a Google or Yahoo! alert for particular copy
Internet Copyright Law: A Rat Pilfered My Web Site Cheese – What Do I Do?
Nolo Law for All
Plagiarism and Copyright
Pirated Sites – har har matey!
Remedies for Web Site Copyright Infringement
Rights for Artist
The 7 Deadly Myths of Internet Copyright
The Photographer’s Right – A Downloadable Flyer
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
United States Copyright Office
What is copyright protection?
Yahoo Alerts – monitor new content on the web by setting a Google or Yahoo! alert for particular copy

The notice for visually perceptible copies should contain three elements. They should appear together or in close proximity on the copies.
The elements are:

1. The symbol © (the letter C in a circle), or the word “Copyright” or the abbreviation “Copr”.

2. The year of first publication. If the work is a derivative work or a compilation incorporating previously published material, the year date of first publication of the derivative work or compilation is sufficient. Examples of derivative works are translations or dramatizations; an example of a compilation is an anthology. The year may be omitted when a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, with accompanying textual matter, if any, is reproduced in or on greeting cards, postcards, stationery, jewelry, dolls, toys, or useful articles; and

3. The name of the owner of copyright in the work, or an abbreviation by which the name can be recognized, or a generally known alternative designation of the owner.*

Example: © 1999 Jane Doe