Intellectual Property and Web Copyright Infringement – Legal English!


No one loves the internet more than me.  Of course, I also LOVE the law and teaching English!  So let’s have a little fun with this excerpt from an article by Jonathon Bick entitled, Web Copyright Infringement: An Emerging White Collar Crime.  (Published December 30, 2014 in Corporate Counsel).  Just click the links in the below paragraphs for definitions.

Both whitecollar criminal prosecution and civil remedies thwart the unauthorized use of copyrighted material. Traditionally, injunctions and damages are more commonly used than criminal prosecution to frustrate infringements. However, the increasing use of the Internet for infringement activities makes criminal sanctions a better deterrent than traditional civil actions, thus Internet copyright infringement is emerging as a whitecollar crime.

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