Do Copyright Laws Apply on the Internet?

The copyright laws apply on the internet just as they apply to more traditional media. Unless the copyright owner has granted permission or an exception or limitation in the copyright law applies, activities like uploading, mailing, distributing, and transmitting whole (or even partial) copies of a copyrighted work over the internet may be a copyright infringement. Penalties can be as high as $150,000 for each copyrighted work infringed.

Current as of: 10/2020