FW: Copyright and the web

Subject: FW: Copyright and the web
From: "Hightower, Mary" <mary -dot- hightower -at- corp -dot- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 10:59:31 -0400

Mike, I refer you to Jakob Nielsen's book, "Designing Web Usability".

He states, "In my opinion, it is a copyright violation to display the
contents of another website within your own frames....Because I am not a
lawyer and because Internet law is in flux, you are advised to contact an
intellectual property attorney for specific advice..."

His reason for why it violates copyright law is that because the URL
displayed is not the URL of the content it is misleading the user to think
that the content belongs to that site, when in fact it does not.

Atlanta, GA

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Buckler [mailto:mbuckler -at- iinet -dot- net -dot- au]
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 10:43 AM
Subject: Copyright and the web

Does anyone have any thoughts on the practice of displaying a web page
where part of the content is taken from a page on another unrelated web

Today I discovered a web page that consisted of two frames. The upper
frame contained a banner ad and information about that particular web
site. The lower frame contained a copy of one of my own pages from my
web site.

| Banner ad / site info |
| |
| My page |
| |

To the casual observer it would appear that my page was in some way
related to the banner ad /info above. Is this a case of copyright
infringement or plagiarism?


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