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The Cyber Citizen’s Guide Through the Legal Jungle: Internet Law for Your Professional Online Presence by Joy R. Butler

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PROTECTING YOUR ONLINE CONTENT

When you think of protection for the content you post online, copyright law is likely the first thing that comes to mind. Indeed, copyright law is the workhorse for the online protection of content and thus the focus of much of this chapter.

However, there are other laws that protect online content. They include the laws of contract, trade dress protection, trade secret protection, idea misappropriation, and other laws specifically targeted to online activities. This chapter also includes a discussion of how these laws can protect your online content.

3.1. Copyright Law Basics

The Copyright Act ...

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