Consequently, the same idea applies to material published on the Internet. Material on Internet can only be copied freely if the information meets one of the following:
1-Information is created by the federal government.
2-Copyright has expired.
3-Copyright has been abandoned by the holder.
As a result, information on the Internet cannot automatically be deemed as public domain. The only way that it receives this classification is if it meets one of the above criteria listed above.
With this in mind, think about the types of information, pictures, graphics, writings, or HTML codes that you have copied or saved from the Internet in the past. Can you think of an instance when what you copied or saved actually met one of the listed criteria? Share your thoughts about materials on the Internet and public domain.
What is copyright protection? (2007). Retrieved September 29, 2008, from http://www.whatiscopyright.org/