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What kinds of activities are probable violations of the Copyright Law?

Any of the following activities, if done without permission of the copyright owner:

  • Copying and sharing images, music, movies, or other copyrighted material through the use of P2P technology

  • Purchasing a CD or DVD and then making copies for others

  • Posting or plagiarizing copyrighted material on your personal Web space

  • Downloading anything of which you don't already own a copy (software, MP3s, movies, etc.)

Copyright law applies to a wide variety of works, and covers much more than is listed above. If you're in doubt about a particular work, assume that it is copyrighted!

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