According to the U.S. copyright office definition, copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for “original works of authorship”
Public domain Works in public domain are no longer under copyright protection These works can be used, shared, and printed without the permission of the originator
Orphan works Copyright act protects works whose owner can’t be identified or located, and date created is unknown Libraries are displaying orphan works with special notice they can not be used for any purpose other than to read
World wide web
Copy right law protects all works on the internet even if it does not have a publication or any other notice
Vital to the operation of the Internet
Boundaries are vague
Explains what rights the author wants readers, viewers, or listeners to have
Is very vague when it comes to explaining how much of the work can be used without asking permission
Just because you acknowledge the source does not mean you have their permission to use it
Fair use factors
What is the character of the use?
How will it be used?
How much will be used?
What effect will it have?
Depending on type of work follow correct steps
Contact author or publisher
Research to find copyright owners
Get written permission
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Building on others’ creative expression.
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