Copyright and the Internet – busting some myths

Sharon Givoni Consulting Internet Law

In Cyberspace, once your illustrations are posted online you lose a certain degree of control. As a lawyer, I often see the same issues arise. For example, people ask about the ten per cent rule and also whether if they post a copy of their drawing it themselves they are protected. Misconceptions about the use of the © symbol and whether you can register copyright Australia are also rife. The other one is just because you pay for something you own the copyright in it (which in reality is often not the case). This article explores these issues.

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This article was originally published in (2014) 18(7) In-house Counsel 102, a newsletter published by LexisNexis.