Creating the Digital Copyright Notice

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I’ve been working on instructions for the digital copyright notice for a while. As I’ve said before, this is one of the things that has to be done in concert with everyone in the company. It’s not just an image, we have to include certain meta-data and make sure it’s displayed properly on as many devices as possible.

We’re putting an increasing emphasis on this part of the product because it’s an area that’s being heavily litigated around the world, and we want to take advantage of what we’ve learned from our legal experience to make sure we’re doing everything correctly.

If you’d like to know more about how all this works and what we are doing, you can find a blog post I wrote here:

http://blogs.adobe.com/copyright/2012/11/creating-the-digital-copyright-notice/

The Digital Copyright Notice is a series of symbols, which we include in our products. The notice is intended to inform consumers that the digital copyright laws apply to the product and that any other use may be an infringement of copyright.

Because a digital copyright notice can be easily copied, it does not replace or supersede existing laws in your jurisdiction. For example, if your country requires a physical signature on an application form, the Digital Copyright Notice does not provide that signature.

The Digital Copyright Notice is our contribution to the fight against software piracy. It demonstrates our commitment to working within the boundaries of the law to reduce software piracy.

TuneNet Software, Inc., reserves all rights in and to the Digital Copyright Notice and all related artwork hereto. TuneNet Software, Inc., expressly disclaims any warranty or representation to you or any other person regarding such artwork and specifically disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

The Digital Copyright Notice we put in our products is a notice of copyright, not a license. It is a statement that you are the copyright holder and that the work is copyrighted.

Many people think that if they scan something and put it on their website, for example, that means they can use it however they like. Actually, it does not mean that at all. Putting something on a website simply means that you have made a digital copy of it and placed it on the Internet. You have not necessarily changed the terms under which the original work was released. In fact, unless you have received permission from the copyright holder to do so, putting something on your website typically means that you are infringing on their copyright.

You may be able to use materials from our site (or any other site) if you have permission from us or from the copyright holders who own those materials to use them in your product. We encourage you to contact us at info@wizards.com with any questions related to this notice or to request permission to use content from one of our product lines.

The Digital Copyright Notice is a watermark that we include on all of our eBooks and audiobooks. This notice helps protect our content in the event of piracy.

The graphic art for this notice was created by combining the text from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which is displayed below, with an image of a closed padlock. While the DMCA requires us to display this notice, we would like to point out that this is not a government-issued seal of approval.

A copy of the DMCA may be found here: [insert link to DMCA]

A copy of the notice may be found here: [insert link to copyright notice]

*The above text is provided for informational use only and may not be reproduced in any way without written permission from audible or Penguin Group US or Penguin Group UK or Pearson Education (or its affiliates) or any other party involved in the creation or delivery of this product. This information is not intended to provide legal advice.*

The Digital Copyright Notice is a universal tool that helps protect your intellectual property. It’s a graphic image (or icon) that links to your copyright policy, which you can use to warn people not to copy or redistribute your work without permission.

The Digital Copyright Notice is a set of instructions to the consumer that tells them what rights they have with respect to the software they have purchased.

The Digital Copyright Notice is designed to give the consumer clear instructions on how they can use the software they have purchased. It is designed to protect the consumer from those who would seek to take advantage of them, but still give the consumer freedom to do what they want with their own property.

Title 17 of the United States Code establishes two basic rights for copyright holders: The Right of Reproduction and The Right of Distribution.

The Right of Reproduction is exactly what it sounds like. It means that you may make copies of a copyrighted work for your own personal use. You may also make copies and distribute them to others if you are providing a service for or helping another person or organization and charging a fee for your service (such as an internet service provider).

The Right of Distribution means that you may sell or transfer your own original copy of a copyrighted work. This right covers only your original copy, not copies you have made for other people. If you sell an original copy, you must remove any trace of that copy from your system before making any additional copies to sell or giving away.

The Digital Copyright Notice instructs consumers

A common question we get is, “How can I tell if X is a Digital Copy?” That depends on where you received it.

If you purchased the book from our website, then this notice will appear in your account page:

If you purchased the book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or iTunes or another retailer, then this notice will appear on the product page:

If you received the book as a gift, either directly or through Amazon, then you’ll find this notice on the product page. Or if you received it as a gift email, here’s what it looks like:

If you downloaded it illegally through BitTorrent or P2P software, well … unless there was some error and we accidentally included this notice in your copy, you have a pirated copy of our book. Sorry about that!

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