What is copyright

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What is copyright

  1. 1. What is Copyright? A Quick Overview
  2. 2. Copyright Definition Can you define copyright? Basic Definition:  “Copyright is a form of legal protection automatically provided to the authors of ‘original works of authorship,’ including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works.” • www.teachingcopyright.org/handout/copyright-faq  If you write it down on paper- copyrighted Length of Copyright: life of author +70 years
  3. 3. Limits of Copyright Fair Use- educational (non-commercial) purpose First Sale- you bought it, can sell it once Public Domain- material no longer copyrighted (i.e. Classic books)
  4. 4. Creative Commons Response to limitations of copyright Creative Commons - copyright license that allows owners of property to decide how they want their works used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DKm96Ftfko Shared culture- work creatively without fear of copyright infringement
  5. 5. Using Creative Commons Use sites and information with Creative Commons for your PSA speech, and earn bonus points! Go to http://creativecommons.org Search for sites with Creative Commons licenses Be a part of the global sharing community

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