Revised copyright crash course

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Revised copyright crash course

  1. 1. Presented by: Santos Alvarado
  2. 2. <ul><li>Developing better tools to identify those works that actually are in the public domain. </li></ul><ul><li>Orphan works lack sufficient information to identify their owners. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Implied licenses give you rights to, uh, well, uh, that's the problem with implied licenses, they're not real clear -- but they're there and within reason you can and should rely on them” </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Liability for posting infringing works </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RIAA lawsuits against individuals for peer-to-peer file-sharing, individuals can be liable for their own actions when they copy and distribute others' copyrighted works without permission. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Fair use is better described as a shadowy territory whose boundaries are disputed. </li></ul><ul><li>Penalties for infringement are very harsh: the court can award up to $150,000 for each separate act of willful infringement. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Answer these three questions to decide whether you need permission to use a copyrighted work. </li></ul><ul><li>Is the work protected? </li></ul><ul><li>If the work is protected, has your campus already licensed rights for you to use the work? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the work available freely on the open Web, and therefor covered by an implied license? </li></ul>
  7. 8. The four fair use factors: <ul><li>What is the character of the use? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the nature of the work to be used? </li></ul><ul><li>How much of the work will you use? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread? </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><ul><li>May use a wider range of works in distance learning environments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance learning sessions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storing, copying and digitizing materials. </li></ul></ul>Copyright law provides educators with a separate set of rights in addition to fair use, to display (show) and perform (show or play) others’ works in the classroom.
  9. 10. <ul><li>To get permission to use copyrighted work you usually have to contact the owner of the work, (person, company, group) through email, phone call or written permission . </li></ul><ul><li>For more information </li></ul><ul><li>http ://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/permissn.html </li></ul>
  10. 11. Reference <ul><li>The Copyright Crash Course </li></ul><ul><li>© 2001, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia K. Harper </li></ul>

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