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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.

By Steven C. Bahls

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

Suppose you want to update the look of your Web site. You browsea bit and come across a site where the screen displays look justlike what you want. So you ask your Web designer to make your pageslook similar.

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