Biomedical Publishing on the Internet

Copyright 2002

Thomas E. Colonna Ph.D./JD

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Module 2

Copyright Issues Part 1 


While the legal system is attempting to apply intellectual property laws to the new medium of the Internet, the Internet is unlike traditional media in many respects.  We will look at the basics of copyright and the specific issues related to copyright on the Internet.   

The issues we will focus on in Part 1 include: 

Reading List:

Copyright Basics URL:


Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright 



Copyright Registration for Online Works 



Derivative Works URL:


Fair Use URL:


How to Register a Work with the US Copyright Office



Copyright on the Internet URL:


Copyright in the New World of Electronic Publishing



An Intellectual Property Law Primer for Multimedia and Web Developers



Key Cases involving Copyright and the Internet:

Bender v. Hyperlaw URL:


N.Y. Times v. Tasini URL:


Random House v. Rosetta Books URL: