A legal concept defined by legislation and international treaty that the creator of an original work enjoys the exclusive right to exploit that work in specified ways for a defined term. Details vary across jurisdictions and with types of work.

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Copyright Issues with Content Providers

Many people are, or have been, confused by the T&C's of the online content providers regarding copyright and sharing. Some of these seem excessively stringent. This question relates specifically ...
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Can I obtain a free version of this public domain image?

I found an image on the Corbis images website: (Full image here.) At the end of the description there is a small note: This is a publicly distributed U.S. government created image. Image is in ...
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Can I legally copy clippings from Ancestry.com?

I have found an old newspaper clipping from 1912 on Ancestry.com that I would like to print out and distribute. Am I legally allowed to do so, or is the clipping still held under copyright? Does the ...