COPYRIGHT OVERVIEW Esther Sauceda EDTC6340_63 Sunday, September 04, 2011
What is Copyright? A copyright is a form of intellectual property that grants its holder the sole legal right to copy their works of original expressions such as: Literaryworks Sound recording Motion pictures Computer Software Paintings Musicals Architectural works
Ownership rights The creator of the works has the sole right to sell it, make derivative works, distribute the work, perform publicly, and display the work. The law protects the creator’s works for the “life of the author” plus 70 years after the death of the author.
What copyright does notprotect? Works lacking originality Procedures Ideas Freeware Works in the public domain
Fair Use Doctrine Allows images and short pieces of work for educational purposes, criticism and commentary without the owner’s permission.
Fair Use for educationalpurposes Images 5 images are allowed from an artist or photographer Legally acquired movies 3 minutes or 10% whichever one is less Music/tune 30 seconds or 10% whichever one is less Copies must be made from the legal acquired original Copy from copy is not allowed Print Can not be 10% of the entire literature Sources should always be cited
Copyright Violation Court use four elements to determine fair use Purpose of use Length of material used How the use will affect the original work Will it cause economic hard to the creator Penalties Up to $150,000 for copyright violation
Using others works Students and staff may use others works in their original work or may display others work. Works may be used for the purpose of… Class assignments Assessments Curriculum materials Student portfolios
ReferencesUniversity of Texas Libraries (2001). Copyright crash course. Retrieved on September 3, 2011 from http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/