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Steal a Look?

Think you can learn about good Web design by stealing ideas from other people's sites? Copyright law would have to disagree.

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it may also be copyright infringement. And not just for written material, but also for artwork, music-and even screen displays.

Suppose you want to update the look of your Web site. You browse a bit and come across a site where the screen displays look just like what you want. So you ask your Web designer to make your pages look similar.

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