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Copyright and the Internet

The right to use copyrighted materials in one environment (i.e., traditional classroom) does not imply the right to use it another environment (i.e., the Internet). Electronic access via the Internet provides easier access to others' works, wider dissemination of one's creations and an increasing quantity and quality of material in digital format.

However, electronic distribution also increases exposure to liability for copyright infringement. UW-Eau Claire's responsibility as an Internet Service Provider includes assisting copyright holders and/or their agents in identifying copyright violators and requesting that the illegal activity cease.

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