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This copyright notice is to
serve as clarification towards work done by Tsunami
PC Productions for itself and to protect the rights
of it's clients.
All original published and/or
unpublished artwork, graphics, photographs, design templates, database
solutions, web page coding, automated databases and text are copyrighted
by Tsunami PC Productions.
or distribution, including by electronic or any other means for
the purpose of commercial advantage or financial gain of any of
our web sites, graphics, or their content as defined by USA copyright
laws as visual art or computer software, is strictly prohibited
without written authorization by Tsunami PC Productions.
Any company or individual found to be reproducing
or distributing copyrighted material for purposes of commercial
profit or financial gain, as described in Title 17: Chapter 5 of
the United States copyright laws, without written authorization
by Tsunami PC Productions, shall be fully prosecuted and will be
charged the full price of the copyrighted material, plus related
statutory damages for our company or any of the clients it represents.
This includes: original photographs, graphics,
text, automated databases, or anything related to a current published/unpublished
online or offline work.
Permissions have been granted by the appropriate
author for any non-original photographs, graphics, text, or automated
databases used within any company or client web site related to
Tsunami PC Productions.
Company and/or client logos, that include
graphic content, have been copyrighted by the appropriate author(s)
or client company's and cannot be reused at anytime without direct
written authorization from said author.
Tsunami PC Productions reserves the right,
unless otherwise written in a signed contract by a Tsunami PC Productions
representative, to reproduce, reuse and re-distribute all copyrighted
You can find additional information regarding
internet copyright laws at: http://www.loc.gov/copyright/title17/92chap5.html
1. You created a web site for my company.
Do I have the right to make copies of it?
A: Yes you do. The web site is yours to
do with as you please upon receiving final payment. What you cannot
do is to copy your own website and sell copies of it without our
Example: you have a car dealership website
that PC Productions created for you. You could not copy the website
and resell copies of it to other dealerships.
2. What if I change a few things in my
design, like the company logo or name?
A: Regardless of what you change, you
cannot copy one of our client web sites, even your own to resell.
Even if you changed the company name displayed, or the color scheme,
it is no different than buying a copy of the Mona Lisa and giving
her a mustache and claiming it as your own to resell.
3. As a client, I want to be sure that
my web site design and concept is original and noone else can use
it. How am I protected?
A: Concept cannot be coyrighted, but the
actual graphics and way they are laid and how they function can
be. From day one that your site is published, PC Productions files
a copyright form with the Federal government to avoid anyone copying
your site or reusing original content.
4. If I discover that someone else has
copied my web site design or graphics, what can be done?
A: Authorship would have to be first proven,
as would you have to prove that someone has copied your site with
intent to distribute for purposes of commercial or financial gain.
5. How is authorship proven?
A: Two ways: first, PC Productions retain
copies of all draft files, photographs, related emails, and text
used in the creation of your site. Each file is dated accordingly
to when your site was first created and the files work as the equaivalent
as a manuscript for a written book, proving authorship.
6. When is my site copyrighted?
A: From day one we submit copyright form
with the federal government for each site we create. This process
normally takes anywhere from 3-5 months for us to receive a copy
of the copyrighted certificate from the government. Officially,
even without the certification, your site is copyrighted the moment
it is created, even before going live on the internet.
7. How do I get a copy of my copyright
certificate for my website?
A: All certificates of copyright for sites
created by PC Productions, are placed on file with your draft files
at our main location for your protection. Copies of these certificates
are free of charge upon request.
8. I am a little confused on one issue.
If the website is mine, how can your company copyright it?
A: The website is yours to do with as
you please. We simply copyright the actual site to protect you and
ourselves from other companies copying your site and reselling it.
it wouldnt be too great if everyone on the block had a website just
like yours. It is like if you ask us to write you a book. The book
is yours to keep, but we retain copyrights to the book in case we
decide to reuse a portion of it, or a quote from it.
9. What can I copy legally from another
A: It is hard to say what you can, and
cannot copy from another persons web site.
Example: say you see a picture you really
like on someone's website and want to copy it and reuse it on your
own. If the picture is in it's original content, unchanged, and
freely distributed by a photograph site like Kodak's www.photodisc.com,
then you can reuse it. If that picture has been altered and possibly
contains a logo over top of it, or special frame, or maybe now contained
in an original collage, then you cannot reuse it.
Automatically assume all content, graphics,
or pictures you see on a site is copyrighted...even if you do not
see a "Copyright. All rights reserved" text at the bottom
of the web page. Your best bet is to email the owner of the site,
to find out where he got it from then after determining the original
author, get permission to reuse it.
10. I noticed that someone has copied
some of my original graphics/text/pictures. What shoudl I do?
A: Contact them via email or regular mail
and let them know that you are the author and you did not give permission,
and be sure to request that they discontinue using the copyrighted
matieral in question. Keep in mind that someone may of gotten that
material from a totally differtn website or may not of known it
is copyrighted. If they send you a response refusing to remove the
material, then this proves intent and you should talk to a copyright
attorney regarding this.
11. What can happen to that person if
A: Many things can happen, based upon
the laws, proving intent, and the purpose of the person using this
material. In some cases they will merely be asked by the courts
to remove and destroy any copies of it, or in extreme situations
they may be fined up to $150,000 for each occurence.
We hope that this helps clarify some of the
issues for you regarding internet copyright laws and your rights.
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Thank you for choosing PC Productions!