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    • Copyright in a Digital Age
      High School
      John Gyory
    • Copyright in a Digital Age
      How to copyright your work
      Creative Commons
      Fair Use
      Free use
      How to avoid Plagiarism
      Consequences of a Violation
    • Copyright
      Protection of a tangible or digital form of expression
      (i.emovie, play script, audio recording, photographs…)
      Published or unpublished
      Exclusive right for author to:
      Perform and display the work publicly
      Author can grant permission or licenses for others to use
      Copyrights expire 50 years after the authors death.
      You should always ask permission to use someone’s work
    • How to Copyright your work:
      The work must first be created and made in tangible or digital form
      Must be able to see, hear, or touch it
      Place a copyright notice on the work & mail it :
      Copyright © (first date of creation)(date of any revision) (name of owner)
      Copyright © 1996, 2010 Billy Bob
      Copyright your work Online!
      Fill out & submit a U.S Copyright eCO (electronic copyright) Form
      Free online Copyrighting
    • Creative Commons License
      A separate license in addition to your copyright
      Simple way to grant copyright permissions to creative work
      Allows anyone to
      copy, distribute, edit, remix, and built upon your work
      You can specify commercial or non-commercial use
      Apply for a Creative Commons License to share your work!
    • Fair Use
      A flexible limitation to copyright laws for
      non-commercial and educational use
      Fair use must be reasonably done with balance
      Allows copyright material to be used unlicensed for:
      Commentary, criticism, news reporting
      Teaching, research, library archiving
      You must ask yourself about how you are using this copyrighted work
      the purpose and character of the use
      the nature of the copyrighted work
      the amount and substantiality of the portion used
      the effect of the use on the commercial market for the original
    • Fair Use
      If possible permission should still be asked first before using
      The work you used should still be cited in your work
      Fair use also covers transformative and remixed work
      You can adapt other works
      You can combine multiple works together
      The supreme court states that fair use is :
      “…the guarantee of breathing space for new expression within the confines of Copyright law."
    • Free Use
      After a copyright expires, it becomes Public Domain.
      Public Domain is free to use with no license or need to cite.
      There are other things that can be used with our a license:
      Anything created by the Federal Government
      Buildings in the public area
      Video tapping people in public areas
    • Plagiarism
      The act of using some one else’s work and not giving them credit
      This is considered fraud and stealing of intellectual property
      How to avoid Plagiarism:
      If you are referencing or using anyone’s work
      Check the type of copyright license they own for that work
      If under copyright and when possible, ask permission to use
      Cite and reference the source so your audience can find the original
    • Plagiarism
      Consequences of plagiarism in school
      Failed grades
      Degrees can be revoked
      Consequences of plagiarism in work and life
      Loss of trust and credibility
      Loss of employment
      Lack of knowledge on the subject by copying work
      Potential to be sued and pay large fines
    • References
      "About The Licenses." Creative Commons. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>.
      "Fair Use: Remix Culture, Mashups, and Copyright | Teaching Copyright." Welcome | Teaching Copyright. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>.
      "Fair Use." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>.
      Jaszi, Peter. "“Yes, You Can!” –Where You Don’t Even Need ‘fair Use’." Center for Social Media. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>.
      Ko, Susan. Teaching Online A Practical Guide.Routledge, 2010. Print.