I can’t count the times over the years when my clients and associates have either done something or asked me to do something that violates someone else’s copyright—and most of the time, it’s done in innocence.
I recently came across a great article that explains some of the myths that many people believe about copyrights. For example, if it doesn’t have a copyright notice, is it copyrighted? You don’t know for sure, but it’s best to assume that it is.
If you have questions about copyrights, start by reading “10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained” by Brad Templeton. Templeton is the chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a cyberspace civil rights foundation.