Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is the unauthorized use of copyrighted material in a manner that violates one of the copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works that build upon it.


Millions of people download music from the Internet, robbing musicians and recording companies and retail stores of profits. Many other forms of media such as video and photos are also acquired and used illegally.

Stay Safe:

For music, use a reputable Internet based company such as iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, or Napster. Follow copyright guidelines. Learn more about Copyright Infringment..

Additional Resources:

Tips on how to talk to your kids about copyright.