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F A Q s - Specific information about R.I.G.H.T.S. & redistribution:
  What does R.I.G.H.T.S. stand for?
  What is R.I.G.H.T.S.?
  Who does R.I.G.H.T.S. affect?
  What is redistribution?
  Why is redistribution illegal?
  If graphics are linkware, why can't they be redistributed?
  I make websites for others. Is that okay? I use the linking logo.
  What are Terms & Conditions?
  My site was done by someone else using redistributed graphics. Now what?
  How do I join R.I.G.H.T.S.?

DEFINITIONS - Various copyright terms and issues explained:
  Bandwidth Theft
  Berne Convention
  Brush
  Cease and Desist Letter
  Collection / Compilation Site
  Copyright
  Copyright Act of 1976
  Copyright Expiration
  Copyright Limitations
  Copyright Management Information
  Copyright Notice
  Copyright Ownership
  Copyright Term Extension Act
  Deep Linking
  Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  Dingbat
  Email Copyright
  Fair Use
  Fixation
  Font
  GATT
  Infringement
  Intellectual Property
  Interface Graphics
  Liable
  Link Collections
  Linkware
  Midi
  Minimal Creativity
  Misappropriation
  MP3
  No Copyright Relations
  Notice of Copyright Infringement
  Nozzle
  Originality
  Patent
  Plagiarize
  Poor Man's Copyright
  Privacy Rights
  Public Domain
  Publication
  Publicity Rights
  Registration
  Redistribution
  Removing Copyright Information
  Rights
  Royalty Free
  Scanned Images
  Tangible Medium
  Terms of Use
  Trademark
  Tube
  Tutorial
  Universal Copyright Convention
  Use
  .Wav
  WIPO
  Works For Hire

COPYRIGHT - Questions Most Often Asked (and the answers):
  In the beginning, there is copyright ...
  Who is the copyright owner?
  But does copyright protect me worldwide?
  Isn't everything on the internet "public domain"?
  Then everything is copyrighted?
  What does that copyright notice do?
  Does copyright last forever?
  So how do I legally copyright my work?
  Can't I scan an image and put it online?
  I am using an image as an avatar ... is that okay?
  Aren't clip-art books and graphics CDs copyright free?
  I learned how to make an image with a tutorial. Is that image mine?
  Fonts and dingbats can't be copyrighted, right?
  Can I convert my favorite song to a midi and place it online?
  I want to put a poem or song lyric online. Is that okay?
  Are HTML, CSS, XHTML or other languages protected by copyright?
  Does that "no right mouse click" code protect my images?
  Will watermarking my images protect them from being stolen?
  I mailed myself copies of my work. I am protected, right?
  I found someone using copyright work. What do I do?
  If I join an online group, am I protecting my copyrights?
  I made a website for a company. Do they own the graphics?
  Are scanned rubber stamp images okay to put online?
  I don't remember where the images came from.  Does that matter?
  I am under legal age. Can I claim copyright?
  Is email copyrighted?
  Can't I take an image and change it to make it mine?
  How do I find out who is hosting a website?

EXAMPLES:
  Terms of Use
  Cease and Desist Letter
  Letter to a Site Host
  Letter to a Collection Site

RESOURCES:
  Links to various online education programs
  Links to information sites regarding copyright, trademark, and patent

SUPPORT:
  How individuals can support R.I.G.H.T.S.

LINK TO US:
  Six pages with 189 linking graphics from all over the world