Friedman, V. (2007). Copyright explained [Illustration]. Retrieved from
What is Copyright?
Paley, N. (2011). Censorship vs. copyright [Illustration]. Retrieved from http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/06/07/censorship-vs-
Licensing and Software Piracy
Besides the potential legal hurdles you may be subjected to, software piracy has
long-term consequences that include the software company losing money,
potentially hurting the economy, and leaves smaller companies at constant risk of
downsizing in order to remain in business. Now does that $25 piece of software
you are illegally using really seem that important?
Rob Harmer Consulting Services Pty Ltd. (2008). Trevor [Illustration]. Retrieved on June 28, 2014 from
• Put simply, fair use is the ability to use "copyrighted material done for a limited and
"transformative" purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such
uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a
defense against a claim of copyright infringement. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would
not be considered an illegal infringement" (Stim, 2013).
But what signifies this use?
According to Rich Stim, a copyright attorney and his Copyright and Fair Use page through Stanford
University, he mentions that fair use analysis falls into two categories:
A) Commentary and Criticism:
The best example is if the work in question is used for a book review, or perhaps a new music
album. You would be able to legally use samples of the copyrighted work in order to convey your
Likewise, a parody requires usage of some of the initial source material. While the actual allowable
extent may be a little ambiguous, it is generally understand that a considerable amount may be
sampled in order to allow the audience to understand both the original intent and then the
potentially satiric end result .
• The Teach Act, officially known as the Technology, Education,
and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act offering a number
of improvements to regulations the U.S. Copyright Act. This
was to assist distance education programs that met specific
criteria an unprecedented amount of access to a wide variety
of digital and non-digital works protected by their respective
• Copyright basics. (2012, May). Retrieved
Copyright in general. (2013, September 05). Retrieved from
Stim, R. (2013). What is fair use? Retrieved
The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance. (2013). Copyright basics: The
teach act. Retrieved
• Apocalyptica. (2003). Faraway. On Reflections (CD). Helsinki, Finland: MCA
• Friedman, V. (2007). Copyright explained [Illustration]. Retrieved from
• Paley, N. (2011). Censorship vs. copyright [Illustration]. Retrieved from
• Rob Harmer Consulting Services Pty Ltd. (2008). Trevor [Illustration]. Retrieved
on June 28, 2014 from http://www.pcprofile.com/pubart.htm
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