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10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
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  • 1. 10 Big Myths about copyright explained Article By, Brad Templeton Presentation By, Matt
  • 2. Reminder <ul><li>These are MYTHS! </li></ul>
  • 3. Reminder <ul><li>These are MYTHS! </li></ul>Drum roll please…
  • 4. The Top Ten: <ul><li>1. &quot;If it doesn't have a copyright notice, it's not copyrighted.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>2. &quot;If I don't charge for it, it's not a violation.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>3. “If it's posted to Usenet it's in the public domain.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>4. &quot;My posting was just fair use! </li></ul>
  • 11. The Top Ten: <ul><li>4. &quot;My posting was just fair use! </li></ul>“ Do’h!” – Homer Simpson from The Simpsons .
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>7. &quot;They can't get me, defendants in court have powerful rights!&quot; </li></ul>
  • 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>8. “Oh, so copyright violation isn't a crime or anything?&quot; </li></ul>
  • 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>9. &quot;It doesn't hurt anybody - in fact it's free advertising.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>10. &quot;They e-mailed me a copy, so I can post it.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 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. The Top Ten: <ul><li>11. &quot;So I can't ever reproduce anything?&quot; </li></ul>
  • 25. The Top Ten: <ul><li>11. &quot;So I can't ever reproduce anything?&quot; </li></ul>Eleven? WTF?
  • 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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