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Copyright and the Internet

Material on the Internet may not be copyright free or available in the ‘public domain’ and as such you shouldn’t assume that you are able to print or download everything you can access on the Internet . Material copied from the Internet without permission of the author or creator may be infringing the rights of the copyright owner.

Examples where you may infringe copyright include:

• Copying material from a website - including images, downloading music and films
• Cutting and pasting material on to your website or elsewhere from another website
• Saving to your disk or hard drive material from a website
• Making material from the Internet available to others using email or by placing on an Intranet.

Before printing or saving material from the Internet, check for a copyright statement. This may inform you as to what you are able to do with the material on the website. If no copyright statement exists you should contact the webmaster to ask for permission to print or download the required material.

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