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Question on infringement...
« on: Apr 13th, 2004, 3:17am »
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I'm not sure if what I did was infringement of a copyright or not, but I was hoping you guys could give me some answers. Here's the story:
 
I posted a link to weight training program that's on the internet. Now, the link is NOT my site, I just found it through Google. For me posting the link to this program, the owner has threaten me with copyright infringement even though the site with the program does not belong to me. Also, nowhere on the page with the program is there anything saying this program is copyright. Am I still liable?  
 
I would go to a lawyer and ask these question, but I'm in college and really can't afford to even talk to one.
 
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Question on infringement...
« Reply #1 on: Apr 13th, 2004, 4:34am »
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Or since its a written program, would it qualify as a trade secret? Meaning I cannot be held liable?
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Re: Question on infringement...
« Reply #2 on: Apr 13th, 2004, 4:35am »
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Dear Cod,
 
Without taking professional responsibiliy nor doing research, my gut says there is no infringement. It might be an unconstitutional restriction on free speach.
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Re: Question on infringement...
« Reply #3 on: Apr 13th, 2004, 4:58am »
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Well, I did some research on the program that I linked, and I didn't find a copyright ANYWHERE. Also, its a program of set items of exercises meaning its a trade secret, correct? And last I remember, those cannot be held up in court.
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Re: Question on infringement...
« Reply #4 on: Apr 13th, 2004, 7:41am »
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With or without a copyright notice and with or without registration, creative expression fixed in a tangible medium is protectablke by copyright.    
 
Your search means very little.
 
A software program might contain trade secrets and be copyright protected.
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