Originally Posted by Phogg
By the strictest definition it is not.
Because the works in question typically are not copyrighted outside of their country of origin. So no, no harm no foul until such a time as the creators want to pay for the copyright.
Copyright is not (nor should it be) free.
Why would creators want to pay for their copyright? Sorry, but I must have misunderstood something. I thought you were granted copyright and that is protected through international treaties.