Companies get tough on electronic copyright breaches

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Companies get tough on electronic copyright breaches

Business today has adopted and is continuing to adopt the provision and supply of necessary business information via the Internet.

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Business today has adopted and is continuing to adopt the provision and supply of necessary business information via the Internet.

As this trend increases the issue of the use of the electronic material and the legalities surrounding its use need to be confronted.

The world of hard-print publishing vigorously defends its copyright; and breaches are resolved accordingly. 

The time has come when a similar rigorous approach to copyright infringement is being adopted by companies that use the Internet (or are adversely affected by the Internet). The prime recent example is the extended USA legal action against music distribution site, Napster. Court orders were secured effectively stopping the distribution of copyrighted material.

The growing electronic libraries that businesses use for relevant information to keep their businesses currently informed need to be managed. The licences in issue should be carefully read and adhered to. Where there are restrictions on distribution, these restrictions need to be noted and not breached.

WorkplaceInfo is an example of an information source that many businesses find very helpful. We offer site licences at attractive rates to allow the broader distribution of our information. A single licence allows the subscriber to download (not forward) the information for their own use. Forwarding the information when no site licence is in place is a breach of copyright. As systems are put in place to manage information this is a timely reminder that we can help you more fully use the valuable information on WorkplaceInfo. Simply email our customer service at customerservice@workplaceinfo.com.au to find out how we can assist you.

 
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