[thelist] Ethical issues concerning re-use (and heavy modification) of images

James S. Huggins (Evolt) Evolt at ZName.com
Thu May 9 08:58:00 CDT 2002

While I recognise that the web is global and one must cater for the lowest
common denominator the sources you have quoted are all USA based.

e.g. copyright protection does not globally  depend on registration. [In
many jurisdiction design does ].

In the US, it ALSO does not depend on registration.

In the US, copyright begins at the moment of creation.

Registration, in the US, is only necessary to assist in proof, in the event
of court action and to permit punitive damages, which are not possible
without registration.

However, no registration is required.

James S. Huggins


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