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:
Cease and Desist Letter
Collection / Compilation Site
Copyright Act of 1976
Copyright Management Information
Copyright Term Extension Act
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
No Copyright Relations
Notice of Copyright Infringement
Poor Man’s Copyright
Removing Copyright Information
Universal Copyright Convention
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?
Cease and Desist Letter
Letter to a Site Host
Letter to a Collection Site
Links to various online education programs
Links to information sites regarding copyright, trademark, and patent
How individuals can support R.I.G.H.T.S.
LINK TO US:
Six pages with 189 linking graphics from all over the world