Copyright issues…

This morning I received an email from an associate with a disturbing link to a PDF version of a book.  Problem is, that book was somebody else’s copyright-protected material. 

My response was probably not what you would call “politically correct”, in fact, it was terse and matter-of-fact, and maybe a little too assertive for the recipient.  The bottom line on any of these issues is simple: if there is any question of legal distribution, it is best to err on the side of safety.  It really is best that anyone who is distributing anything on the Internet, be aware of copyright laws and be very careful not to violate them.  The mistaken idea that it’s free if it is on the Internet couldn’t be further from the truth.  The best bet is for you to read up on copyright laws for yourself, so you will completely understand what you are dealing with.  You can find abundant information at: http://copyright.gov/, so give it a visit and get up to speed before you share anything.

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~ by jrcowell on February 4, 2012.

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