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The Copyright Act provides by default legal protection to the content owner for restricting or authorizing others to reuse Copyright protected material. Although the owner has exclusive ownership on his contents but still the Copyright is subject to certain limitations as defined in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code).

The Safe Harbor Provision of DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) protects the online service providers like ISP, Search engines and content providers like YouTube from Copyright infringement liability, provided they meet specific guidelines defined under Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (“OCILLA”), DMCA Title II. The primary objective of Safe Harbor Provision is to protect such service provid...

There are many tools and online services available now that maintains huge repository of published contents including books. Most of these are paid services but may be very useful for Publishers and such content writers who produce original contents for financial purpose. It is also possible to use search engine like Google to search for duplicate contents manually that may produce more accurate results but may involve too much efforts.

In non-technical terms Plagiarism is the act of stealing the credit of work done by others by producing new contents that are either taken directly from other’s Work in complete or partially used, or taking core material from other’s work and reproducing same with restructuring or rephrasing the contents but not giving the credit to the original Author of Work. Plagiarism act by nature is considered non-ethical but not defined as l...

Copyright is a legal protection provided by the U.S. law (title 17) to the authors of “original works of authorship”, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Copyright law protects both published & unpublished works provided you may prove that you are the original author of work/content.