posted by SONJA on .
Downloading resources from the Web is beginning to be fairly common. What do you think the legal issues are when doing this? Should people expect to give up property rights to material they have created when they post it on the Web? Why or why not?
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The traditional issue has been the use the person is making of the resource. If the person doing the downloading makes money from the download, then it's illegal. If the person copies it, uses it for his own purposes, and doesn't credit the author it's plagiarism and unethical.