16 October 2009

Web 2.0 Copyright

User-generated content & Web 2.0
websites:  March 2009
From The Australian Copyright Council

In this information sheet we give an overview of copyright issues that apply when website proprietors invite
people visiting their site to create or post user-generated content (UGC). Popular examples include:
• social networking sites (such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter);
• image/photo/film-sharing sites (for example, YouTube, Shutterfly and Flickr);
• blog sites that invite comments and responses;
• information sources (such as Wikipedia);
• game and virtual reality sites (such as Second Life); and
• entrepreneurial ventures with UGC elements (such as book, CD and travel sites which invite customers to
post reviews).
We particularly focus on the issues a website proprietor needs to be aware of when setting up such a site.

Information sheet:

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