The designer's guide to copyright

With thousands upon thousands of pages of brand-spanking-new content being published in print every day, let alone online, there is a growing challenge for designers to ensure that they are not falling foul of copyright legislation.

Copyright law has become an even bigger minefield with the growth of the internet. Lots of misconceptions exist around the issue, which has led to a blurring of what is and isn’t considered theft, but there are steps which designers can take to ensure that they can continue to deliver the goods for a pushy client or boss without the risk of infringement - whether accidental or not.

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