10 Big Myths about copyright explained

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10 Big Myths about copyright explained

  1. 1. 10 Big Myths about copyright explained Article By, Brad Templeton Presentation By, Matt
  2. 2. Reminder <ul><li>These are MYTHS! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reminder <ul><li>These are MYTHS! </li></ul>Drum roll please…
  4. 4. The Top Ten: <ul><li>1. &quot;If it doesn't have a copyright notice, it's not copyrighted.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Top Ten: <ul><li>1. &quot;If it doesn't have a copyright notice, it's not copyrighted.&quot; </li></ul>Doesn’t copywritten sound better?
  6. 6. The Top Ten: <ul><li>2. &quot;If I don't charge for it, it's not a violation.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Top Ten: <ul><li>2. &quot;If I don't charge for it, it's not a violation.&quot; </li></ul>*cough* Napster
  8. 8. The Top Ten: <ul><li>3. “If it's posted to Usenet it's in the public domain.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Top Ten: <ul><li>3. “If it's posted to Usenet it's in the public domain.&quot; </li></ul>Pretty much nothing worth while is in the public domain.
  10. 10. The Top Ten: <ul><li>4. &quot;My posting was just fair use! </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Top Ten: <ul><li>4. &quot;My posting was just fair use! </li></ul>“ Do’h!” – Homer Simpson from The Simpsons .
  12. 12. The Top Ten: <ul><li>5. &quot;If you don't defend your copyright you lose it.&quot; &quot;Somebody has that name copyrighted!&quot; </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Top Ten: <ul><li>5. &quot;If you don't defend your copyright you lose it.&quot; &quot;Somebody has that name copyrighted!&quot; </li></ul>Isn’t this two myths under the number 5 bullet?
  14. 14. The Top Ten: <ul><li>6. &quot;If I make up my own stories, but base them on another work, my new work belongs to me.&quot; </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Top Ten: <ul><li>6. &quot;If I make up my own stories, but base them on another work, my new work belongs to me.&quot; </li></ul>Good news for Mel Brooks!
  16. 16. The Top Ten: <ul><li>7. &quot;They can't get me, defendants in court have powerful rights!&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Top Ten: <ul><li>7. &quot;They can't get me, defendants in court have powerful rights!&quot; </li></ul>Want to know first hand? Try it!
  18. 18. The Top Ten: <ul><li>8. “Oh, so copyright violation isn't a crime or anything?&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Top Ten: <ul><li>8. “Oh, so copyright violation isn't a crime or anything?&quot; </li></ul>I wonder how I look in this blue hew…
  20. 20. The Top Ten: <ul><li>9. &quot;It doesn't hurt anybody - in fact it's free advertising.&quot; </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Top Ten: <ul><li>9. &quot;It doesn't hurt anybody - in fact it's free advertising.&quot; </li></ul>They are the ones that would sue you after all.
  22. 22. The Top Ten: <ul><li>10. &quot;They e-mailed me a copy, so I can post it.&quot; </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Top Ten: <ul><li>10. &quot;They e-mailed me a copy, so I can post it.&quot; </li></ul>Whew, that was a long list.
  24. 24. The Top Ten: <ul><li>11. &quot;So I can't ever reproduce anything?&quot; </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Top Ten: <ul><li>11. &quot;So I can't ever reproduce anything?&quot; </li></ul>Eleven? WTF?
  26. 26. Questions: <ul><li>What are your thoughts on “fair use?” </li></ul><ul><li>Who should be responsible for tracking down copyrighted material illegally published on the web? </li></ul>

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