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Copyright infringement

Although e-mail is a fairly new way of communicating, copyright laws apply to writing and sending e-mail messages. Incorporating copyrighted material into an e-mail message violates federal copyright law and might lead to litigation. The original owner of the material can sue anyone who violates copyright law for damages. When sending e-mail, copyright infringement includes using copyrighted material in your message, attaching the material to your message, or forwarding the copyrighted material.

Copying material from the Internet and including it in e-mail messages is a dangerous practice. You might be violating copyright law even when copying material from a site that gives you permission to do so because you cannot be sure that the site you copied the material from has the owner’s permission to distribute the copyrighted materials. Copying audio clips, articles, or even cartoons found on the Internet, as shown in Exhibit 2-1 and including them in your e-mail message is copyright infringement.


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