+Are there some sources that you are more likely to believe are true than others?
+ Who owns ideas? People own their own ideas Music-- Songwriters, performers, music companies? Movies--Screenwriters, producers, directors, actors? Writing-- Authors, editors, publishers?
+ What is copyright?Copyright says that if you create something fromyour ideas, such as music, video, or writing, youown it.You get to decide-- If you want to give it away or charge for it. Who should be able to use it and howWhat you create with your mind and yourimagination is your PROPERTY, just likea coator a desk.or a house.
+ TAKING SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK AND SAYING IT’S YOURS IS AGAINST THE LAW. And it isn’t very nice either!
+ What is copyrighted? Most creative work is copyrighted, but some people create things that are copyright-free, on purpose, so that anybody can use them. People create clip art, for example, that does not have a copyright.Sometimes we say work that is not copyrighted is in the public domain. HOW LONG DOES A COPYRIGHT LAST? In general, in the United States a copyright lasts until 70 years after the author’s death. HOW DO YOU GET YOUR WORK COPYRIGHTED? If you make something from your ideas, it is automatically copyrighted. You don’t have to do anything but create it.
+ We have to give credit to the authors of any sources we use. Why? • Because people’s thoughts , ideas, and creative work are their PROPERTY, and they decide who gets to use them and how. • So people reading or watching our work can decide if our sources are credible.
+ WHEN DON’T WE NEED TO IDENTIFY OUR SOURCES?We do not need to identify the source of well-known factsthat most people know or could easily look up. There are 39.37 inches in a meter. Reptiles are cold-blooded animals. Image 2/4/13 from http://wallpuper.com/lizard-and-varan-2849-lizard-and-varan- wallpaper.html
+ What information do we need? • Author • Date of publication • Titles of resource • The publisher
+ Terms you should knowBibliography—A list of resources on a topic.Citation—The identification of the source of information.Copyright—Law that makes sure that when people create anoriginal piece of writing, art, or music, they own it, and otherpeople cannot use it without the creator’s permission.FairUse—A policy that allows people to copy all or part of acopyrighted work for certain purposes, such as for educationalreasons.Paraphrase—Putting the information from a resource in differentwords that don’t change the meaning. Paraphrased informationmust be cited.Plagiarism—Saying that someone else’s ideas or words areyours.Publicdomain—Works that are not copyrighted and can beused by anyone. Usually applies to older works for which thecopyright has expired.