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Lesson 10

Ownership Privacy Conclusion

This module discussed the legal issues of ownership and privacy as they relate to Web content and other products and services. Specifically, you should be able to:
  1. Identify which works are eligible for copyright protection and the format of a copyright notice
  2. Determine when you can use copyrighted materials under fair use guidelines
  3. Create an expressed license for your Web site
  4. Copyright your own works, including Web content
  5. Distinguish between a trademark and a service mark
  6. Register a trademark or service mark
  7. Create a privacy or "terms of use" statement
  8. Describe general issues relating to international copyright and trademark laws


In this module, you were introduced to the following terms:
  1. Copyright: Exclusive legal right that protects any original expression created that is fixed in a tangible form.
  2. Fair use: Rule of copyright law that deems these uses of another\'s work as fair public interests, criticism, reviews, education that advance public interests; scholarship, quoting scholarly or technical works.
  3. Expressed license: A posted Web site statement that announces how user information will be used.
  4. Trademark: Any distinctive name, short phrase, logo, or graphic design that distinguishes goods made by the owner of the mark.
  5. Service mark: A mark (SM) that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product.
  6. Terms of use: The terms and conditions under which copyrighted or trademarked materials may be used.
In the next module, the various types of e-business and the infrastructure needed to implement an e-business Web site will be discussed.

Expressed License Exercise

Click the Exercise link below to test your ability to create a comprehensive expressed license statement for a Web site.
Expressed License Exercise

Ownership Privacy Quiz

Click the Quiz link below to test your knowledge on the legal issues discussed in this module.
Legal Issues Quiz