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Copyright law applies to the internet, which contains a mixture of copyrighted and non-copyrighted materials. An item does not have to display a statement of copyright to be copyrighted. It is assumed that an item is copyrighted until otherwise determined. For more information, see the University of Texas System Office of General Counsel copyright website.