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unauthorized distribution

the offence committed where a person distributes any free printed matter without the consent of a principal litter authority on any land which is designated by the authority. A person is not guilty if he took reasonable steps to ensure that the distribution did not occur. Distribution of printed matter by or on behalf of a charity within the meaning of the Charities Act 1993, where the printed matter relates to or is intended for the benefit of the charity or where it is for political purposes or for the purposes of a religion or belief, is exempt. To ‘distribute’ printed matter means to give it out to, or offer or make it available to, members of the public and includes placing it on or affixing it to vehicles, but does not include putting it inside a building or letter-box.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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For purposes of copyright infringement, the verb "copy" is actually a term of art requiring a finding of "substantial similarity" of protectable expression.
To the contrary, large internet corporations are very strong advocates of protecting a true owner's intellectual property rights and do not want to be hosts to copyright infringements. The proof is on the internet, where at one point or another, most people have seen that well-known message online on YouTube claiming a video is no longer available and has been removed due to copyright infringement; this shows that these corporations take intellectual property infringement seriously.
However, the DMCA also facilitated the growth of services such as YouTube, MP3tunes, and many social media platforms by allowing them to avoid copyright infringement liability through "safe harbor" provisions.
(10) Liability for copyright infringement is divided into three tiers, providing courts with standards used to assess potential direct and indirect infringement.
It aims to reduce copyright infringement over peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
Rightscorp will soon represent authors and publishing companies by monitoring and monetizing their digital assets against copyright infringement and illegal downloading.
According to Rightscorp, it will soon represent authors and publishing companies by monitoring and monetising of their digital assets against copyright infringement and illegal downloading.
RAPPER Azealia Banks has had an online music profile shut down because of alleged copyright infringement.
Service providers such as RapidShare have a "market observation duty" which require the use of search engines such as Google, Facebook or Twitter, and possibly even web crawlers, to identify continuing copyright infringements through its servers of the works for which it received copyright infringement notifications (Paragraphs 59-60).
Misr25 YouTube account has been terminated due to third party claims of copyright infringement regarding the material posted by the channel.
Both articles conclude that a copyright infringement case was formerly a viable avenue for a screenwriter who had a significant portion of his screenplay plagiarized; however, over the last two decades, studios/networks have devised a virtually fool proof defense to such claims and have prevailed in essentially all copyright infringement cases against them.
POLICE conducted a wide-scale operation starting on Friday and ending yesterday in Larnaca to combat gambling, noise pollution and copyright infringement.
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