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Copyright Information for the Web


The information below is taken from Boardwatch Magazine, Vol. IX, Issue 5, May 1995.

"Copyright protects expression. The Copyright Act of 1976 states that the items of expression can include literary, graphic, dramatic, and musical works; pantomimes and choreography; pictorial, and sculptural works; audio-visual works; sound recordings; and architectural works. An original expression is eligible for copyright protection as soon as it is fixed in a tangible form.

Consequently, almost any original expression that is fixed in a tangible form is protected AS SOON AS IT IS eXPReSSED. For example, a graphic created in Corel is protected as soon as the file is saved to disk. My Web page was protected as soon as I stopped typing and saved the .html file. As you can see, most of the items that you are likely to encounter on the net are eligible for copyright protection, including the text of web pages, ASCII text documents, contents of email and Usenet messages, sound files, graphics files, executable computer programs and computer program listings.

Once I have put the following statement on my page I LEGALLY am protected under the copyright act.

        Copyright© 1997 John Smith
        All Rights Reserved


Criminal Liability for Copyright Infringement:

In the first use of the criminal copyright statute against a web page owner, Richard Kenadek, sysop of "Davey Jones Locker", was sentenced to 24 months probation and six months home confinement. He was also required to forfeit all computer equipment related to the operation of the web page. The case against Mr. Kenadek was instigated by SPA, who monitored the web page for four months collecting evidence of distribution of copyrighted programs and graphics without permission of the publishers."


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This is the New Web Guard Home

This page was migrated from the 
original Web Guard site with minimal changes.

For more information on 
this move and these changes, click here.

Over the next months 
these pages will be reviewed and adapted.

If you would like to make comments or 
suggestions, please email me, James S. Huggins.

You can also email the original
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This Site is Being Rebuilt

After much delay, this section of my site is being completely restructured.

If you are looking for the Web Guard Webring, you should go to the NEW Web Guard Webring page at www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/wbg1/web_guard.htm

In the meantime, the "old" pages all still link together so feel free to explore while the restructuring continues.



The extra text menu links (previously here) are being removed in the site redesign.
Browser and search engine improvements have eliminated the motivation/necessity for them.

This page created:
Fri, 25.Oct.2002

Last updated:
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