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COPYRIGHTMaria Castillo-MedellinEDCT 6340 – Applications of Technology
What is Copyright ? Law that gives you rights to something you wrote or created. It also authorizes others to do the following with the owners work: Reproduce Prepare Distribute copies Perform work publicly Display the work publicly Perform publicly by a digital audio transmission (for sound recordings) Covers published and unpublished work Very complex to understand Illegal to violate rights
Orphan Works Orphan work still remains outside the digital environment Lacks owner information: Name Date in which it entered public domain If one makes error that a work is orphan and the owner later shows up: Copyright’s penalties for infringement
Public Domain Are not copyright protected Tools used to identify works in the public domain: TheGoogle Book Search library The University of Texas at Austin Libraries Public Domain Can be used without the owners permission
Examples of Public Domain Below are some locations were you can find articles in the public domain: Museums Archives Libraries
Fair Use “Described as a shadowy territory whose boundaries are disputed” Limited use or copying of copyrighted material without the owners permission Attached a Creative Commons license Good Faith Fair Use Defense [17 USC 504 (c) (2)] Person reasonably believed they used fair use
Four Fair Use Factors1. Character of use2. Nature of work to be used3. How much of the work will be used4. Effect on the original market for originals or permissions
Do you need permission to use acopyright work?Ask yourself these three questions:1. Is the work protected?2. If the work is protected, has your campus already licensed rights for your to use the work?3. Is the work available freely on the open Web, and therefore covered by an implied license?
Is this in the Public Domain? Rules to determine whether a protected work is in the public domain are very intricate Changed many times during the 20th century Summary: Published on or before December 31, 1992 is in the public domain Published between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 1978, 95 years from the date is was published. After 1978, 70 years from the date the author dies
TEACH Act Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act become law in 2002 Rights for educators in addition to the fair use Allows educators to use, perform and exhibit works for face to face and distance education Makes it easier for educators to use digital technologies in distance education Section 110 (2)