COPYRIGHT, LAW, AND ETHICS Diana Havens National University EDT 600A Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler
TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS:What copyrights do for Peer-to-Peer creators/authors file sharing CopyrightsThe consequences of How to use not following the copyrighted material rules legally
WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?Copyright laws exist to protect“original works of authorship thatare fixed in a tangible form ofexpression” (U.S. Copyright Office, n.d.a.)
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?Copyright owners have the right to: • Control how their works are distributed • Control how their works are used/altered • Control when and how their works are used publically (U.S. Copyright Office, n.d.a)
WHAT ARE ORIGINAL WORKS?http://copyrightenforcement.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/copyright-wordle.jpg
CAN YOU USE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL LEGALLY?• Check to see if permission has already been granted.• Contact the creator/author and get permission• Check to see if the Fair Use policy applies (here are some links) • https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/fairuse • https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/useoverview • https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/useincontext• Remember to always give proper credit to your source!!
CONSEQUENCES• Personal – illegal action may result in prosecution• Industry – revenue loss impacts media industry• Economy – impact on media industry results in the loss of jobs 60 50 40 30 20 Loss in U.S. 10 Billions 0 Music Software Movie Lost Industry Industry Industry Wages http://thefightagainstinternetpiracy.weebly.com/statistics.html
WHAT DID WE LEARN?• Get Permission!• Cite Your Sources!!• Be Responsible, Be Ethical!!!• Ask for help if you aren’t sure!!!!
REFERENCESU.S. Copyright Office. (n.d.a). Copyright basics. Retrieved from http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdfU.S. Copyright Office. (n.d.b). Fair use. Retrieved from http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.htmlVidaeff, V. (2011). A $675,000 damages award for illegal file sharing Joel Tenenbaum’s ferocious battle against the music industry. Retrieved from http://intellectualpropertylaw.ncbar.org/newsletters/iplink sfeb2011/tenenbaum