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It's sad to see a lot of webmasters shamelessly plundering Mess with MSN Messenger content and copying it onto their websites. Maybe you were thinking of doing something like that too with our collection of emoticon pictures. Please read this first then:

The Mess with MSN Messenger Emoticon Pictures are protected as a database under copyright law provided under the concept of a compilation copyright:

Databases are generally protected by copyright law as compilations. Under the Copyright Act, a compilation is defined as a "collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship." (17. U.S.C. § 101. or similarly in any international copyright law).

In combination:

If an individual posts content or submit material he or she grants and its affiliates an exclusive royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media.

Conclusion: It's against the international acknowledged Copyright Act to copy contents as well as the database structure itself. BUT we're nice people so that's why we offer a FAIR USE POLICY. Webmasters are allowed to copy seven (7) emoticon pictures of their choice to their website WHEN accompanied by a hyperlink to "Mess With MSN Messenger ( for more emoticon pictures".

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