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Copyright Law Explained

What is Copyright Infringement

Anyone who, without the authorization of the copyright owner, engages in any act that is covered by one or more of the exclusive rights of a copyright owner is an infringer of copyright unless the act is authorized by the copyright owner or is permitted by an exception in the copyright law.

Copyright infringement is determined without regard to the intent or the state of mind of the infringer. In other words, it makes no difference whether the infringer knew what they were doing constituted infringement.

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