A college student was forced to redesign a web site satirizing a foundation run by Wal-Mart after the discount retail giant claimed he violated copyright law by using graphics from the company's own web site.

Daniel Papasian, 20, of West Hartford, Conn., said he was forced to change his web site after lawyers for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. sent his web host a cease-and-desist demand last week.

Wal-Mart claimed Papasian violated copyright law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by improperly using images from the real Wal-Mart Foundation's web site.


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