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Internet law – authenticity of works

“Authenticity” in recorded information connotes precise, yet disparate, things in different contexts and communities. From an intellectual property viewpoint, the discussion on authenticity focuses on the accuracy of reproduction of the presented material as compared to the initial source. There may be inaccuracy in attribution of authorship or content, which may harm the author’s moral rights of identity and integrity, the public interest in knowing who the author is and the public interest in accurate information. Concerns about authenticity in sources are not new but with the ubiquity of digital representations and the proliferation of source information on the Internet, these issues are further complicated. This article explores the issues involved.

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