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COPYRIGHT ON THE INTERNET
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by Audrey McMullen

 

[Written for the Course of Theory and Technics of Mass Communications (prof. Pier Luigi Capucci), DAMS, University of Bologna, Year 2000/2001
Program of the Course (pdf, 12 Kb)]

 

 

As the use of the Internet increases around the world, the amount of information within our reach is unimaginable. With access to the Web, one can find almost anything they are looking for, with information literally at our fingertips, being able to access it with the click of a mouse button. The number of possibilities is endless. We can do research on the net, play games on the net, read newspapers on the net, listen to music on the net, etc. It seems as if you can do anything, as if there are no boundaries. But WAIT! Although they are not always obvious, the boundaries certainly exist on the World Wide Web. Some of these inconspicuous boundaries are the copyright laws.