Anything you can create Intellectual Property becomes your intellectual property A drawing, a story, a picture, a dance – if you’ve created it then it is yours Much of what people create can be found online for free BUT that doesn’t make it yours to use.
All your original work automatically has a “Copyright” That means no one else can use your work without your permission Copyright If you take someone’s copyrighted work without their permission, you can get in a LOT of trouble It’s like stealing For people like artists and musicians who make money from their work, this can be a real problem
As the creator of something, you have a right to choose where it is shown and how it is shown Kids have the same rights as Copyright 2 adults BUT remember….once you post something you have created to a public site, you don’t always have control of how others use it THINK before you POST
Bill C-11 is waiting to pass – it will change the Canadian copyright laws with regards to education So……… In the meantime, when you can, look for a Creative Commons symbol DO NOT rip off artists! Learn how to properly cite all your sources (web pages, books, photos, music, etc)
Coming to a classroomnear you….(on Thursday)Citations and bibliographies…oh my!