The Internet has long been a resource for the circulation of humorous ideas and jokes. Countless web-sites are devoted to the collection of Internet humor, and every day e-mail crosses the world, containing the text of humorous articles, or jokes about current events. 'Internet humor' is distinguishable from 'Humor on the Internet' through the concept of ownership. There are definite examples of humor restricted by copyright law on the internet; examples include the Dilbert cartoons of Scott Adams or the newspaper columns of Dave Barry. 'Internet humor' is regarded as that which belongs to the public domain. Internet humor may also be regarded as humor that specifically relies on characteristics belonging to the Internet, such as the domain name slurls or the 'geek' or 'hacker' humor (i.e., humor that would not exist if not for the Internet), some of which can be considered ironic.
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