Copyrights enable us to require that others attribute references to our work to us; they give us economic rights because we can trade them for publication which would otherwise prove too expensive a proposition, at least in the past.
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Copyright By: Juan Betancourt
Outline• What are Copyrights?• What can you Copyright?• Ownership• Protection• Effect on the Public• Permissions• Copyright Example• Public Fair Use• Teach Act• Creative Commons• Creative Commons Examples
What are Copyrights?• Expressions of original authorship, fixed in a tangible medium of expression• Economic rights• Trade them for publication• Others attribute references to our work to us
What can you copyright?• Books• Journals• Music• Movies• Software• Artworks
Ownership• Author• Work for hire• Collaboration
Protection• From the moment of their fixation in a tangible medium• Rights are valid for authors lifetime + 70 years• Copyright Act gives specific rights that only authors can exercise *Registration with the Copyright Office can also be done
Effect on Public• Classroom, and at work• Create new work based on others work• Open source software development• Open access to research• Limits the digitizations of books in public domain
Permission• Identify the author and contact them• Was it work for hire?• Did they convey away any of their rights? *Issues finding owner? Caution $$$ if material is being used.
Public Fair Use *• You have the right to display your own copies• To lend them or give them away• Sell them• Reproduce parts of the works• Reproduce the entire work *As long as the work is TRASFORMATIVE-that is adds value to the work for a new audience
Teach ActEducators have the right to display and perform others work in the classroom in any medium• Limitations in distance education classes• Supplements have to be delivered during class time• Can copy digital works and digitize analog works, but with limitations
Creative CommonsIt enables the copyright author to select a license type and associate it with anything they put online. It allows for more flexibility than copyright alone.
Creative Commons Examples:• Give credit for the original creation• Identical creation terms• Only for redistribution and unchanged• Non commercial, license can be modified• Non commercial with identical license terms• In whole, non commercial
References:• Cass, J.. "Free Logo Copyright Poster." Copyright_logo. Logo Designer Blog, 2009. Web. 3 Jul 2012. <http://logodesignerblog.com/free-logo-copyright-poster/>.• Creative Commons. "About the licenses - Creative Commons." Creative commons. Creative Commons, 2012. Web. 3 Jul 2012. <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/>.• Harper, Georgia. "Copyright Crash Course." University of Texas Libraries. The University of Texas at Austin, 2007. Web. 3 Jul 2012. <http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/ >.• YouTube. "YouTube Copyright School." YouTube . YouTube, 2011. Web. 3 Jul 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzDjH1- 9Ns&feature=related>.