what do you know about
Copyright, Fair use and Plagiarism ?
By Tracey Blue
What is it?
Copyright: Original Works of Authorship
Includes: Literary, Dramatic, Musical, and Artistic Works
Copyright Provides Exclusive Rights to the
Any Violation of these Rights is Considered
Violation of Copyright
Commonly referred to as:**Copyright Infringement
** using works without the expressed
consent of the owner
Use Includes: Reproduction, copying, duplicating,
modifying, distributing to the public through sale,
rental, lease, or lending, public display, and
Is it Copyright Infringement if...
You purchase a music CD and make copies
to sell to your friends...
As the owner of a restaurant, you allow your
staff to sing the traditional “Happy Birthday”
song to patrons...
You record a program from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
You show the film to your psychology class as part of a
You find a great lesson plan in a library book.You photo copy
pages and hand them out to your students.You continue to
photo copy and use the lesson for your class the following
What is it ?
- Fair use is a doctrine that was developed from
court decisions throughout the years
- Section 107 of the copyright law
lists the purposes for which reproducing
an authors work is considered fair use
one of the most critical intellectual offenses
that occurs in the educational system
Research U.S. Copyright Law
Consult the usage policy of your school or institution
Review available “rules for writers” resources
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Teaching Copyright. retrieved from:
U.S. Copyright Office - Fair Use. retrieved from: