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One of the problems with the question is it skirts the line of asking for legal advice. And this is a forum. The people here aren't able to give legal advice. I am not able to give you legal advice. People I know who own stolen content usually issue a DMCA takedown notice, or a cease-and-decist first, before taking other legal action. Usually a cease-...


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Copyright infringement is the theft of intellectual property. It breaks legislation (copyright law) which gives one a legal right to use. The uneasy feeling you have is the pang one has with unethical practices. If it (the example you cite) is "wrong," can only be definitively settled in court with a verdict (judgement). I suppose this has its pros and ...


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Using a portion of an image owned by someone else to derive another image would be a question of derivative work, not of fair use. Wikipedia indicates that to be a derivative work, "The transformation, modification or adaptation of the work must be substantial and bear its author's personality to be original and thus protected by copyright." Starting with ...



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