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  1. 1. Macarri Wilkerson 3/30/2012 9:00
  2. 2. Copyrights 2©When a work is copyrighted, it is illegal for someone else to use it and pass it off as his or her own.
  3. 3. When is Your Work Copyrighted? 3©When you create an original work, it is automatically copyrighted.©That means even if you do not see the copyright symbol, ©, on an item, the artist or writer is protected by copyright law.
  4. 4. Who Applies for Copyright? 4© Published authors usually apply for a copyright notice through the U.S. Copyright Office©Books, artistic works, and ideas are all copyrighted. Material found on the Internet is also protected by the same copyright laws.
  5. 5. When do You Use Copyrighted Material 5©Sometimes when you are preparing a report or presentation you find a piece of writing, music, or video clip that perfectly illustrates your point.©All of these items are copyrighted but that does not automatically mean that you cannot use them.
  6. 6. Rules 6© Using copyrighted material is different depending upon whether the purpose is educational or commercial.© Getting permission to use copyrighted material © Find out who owns the material you want to use. Most websites have a Terms of Use page that lets you know who owns the material and what you can and cannot use from the site. © Write a letter to the copyright owner and ask for written permission to use the material. © Cite your source in a footnote, end note, or credit line.
  7. 7. Why is Know This Important? 7©If you do not give the original author or artist credit for their work then they can sue you for plagiarism.
  8. 8. Rules:8 Find out who owns Write a letter to the material you want to use. Many the copyright Cite your Web sites have owner and ask source in aTerms of Usage page that lets you know for written footnote, end who owns the permission to note, or material and whatyou can and cannot use the credit line. use from the site. material.

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