What is Copyright?0 The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or  distribute the matter and form of something...
Why we have copyrights0 So people can’t steal or take credit for your work.0 So you can’t steal or take credit for someone...
Copyright Issues in the News0 Student Faces Extradition on Copyright Infringement  Charges0 On Jan. 13, 2012 a U.S. judge ...
Copyright Issues in the News0 Jammie Thomas Fined $1.5 Million for Downloading  24 Songs0 Lets Make an Example Out of Jammie
Copyright Issues in the News0 Did Britney rip off some old time country band?0 http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/11/britney-spear...
PIPA and SOPA0 In order to protect copyrighted material, companies  want to be able to shut down sights, such as  Wikipedi...
Google.com
Megaupload.com0 Shut down Jan. 19th by  the FBI.0 Online storage locker  for pirated material.  Some of these types of  si...
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Digital Comm: Copyright

  1. 1. What is Copyright?0 The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work) (Merriam- Wesbster)0 Copyrights are typically all-rights reserved for creator or owner0 Copyrights are thought to encourage competition
  2. 2. Why we have copyrights0 So people can’t steal or take credit for your work.0 So you can’t steal or take credit for someone else’s work.
  3. 3. Copyright Issues in the News0 Student Faces Extradition on Copyright Infringement Charges0 On Jan. 13, 2012 a U.S. judge declared that British Student Richard O’Dwyer may be extradited to U.S. to be charged with copyright infringement for running a “linking” website to pirated material. TVShack.net
  4. 4. Copyright Issues in the News0 Jammie Thomas Fined $1.5 Million for Downloading 24 Songs0 Lets Make an Example Out of Jammie
  5. 5. Copyright Issues in the News0 Did Britney rip off some old time country band?0 http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/11/britney-spears- bellamy-brothers-hold-it-against-me-if-i-said-you- had-a-beuatiful-body/#.TxZFXyMx-qQ
  6. 6. PIPA and SOPA0 In order to protect copyrighted material, companies want to be able to shut down sights, such as Wikipedia and Facebook should they find copyrighted material.0 Screen of Wikipedia at 11:22pm Tues. Jan. 17.
  7. 7. Google.com
  8. 8. Megaupload.com0 Shut down Jan. 19th by the FBI.0 Online storage locker for pirated material. Some of these types of sites have legitimate uses, but Megaupload was mostly used for pirated material.
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