May 2003
Essential Internet;2003, p56
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A definition of the term "copyright" is presented. It refers to an exclusive right of a creator to reproduce, prepare derivation works, distribute, and perform. However, issues of who owns what on the Internet is a complex one, where copyright laws differ from country to country, which makes regulation on the Internet difficult. Issues and debates concerning this were discussed.


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