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Havens week3 digital_issues_copyright


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  1. 1. COPYRIGHT, LAW, AND ETHICS Diana Havens National University EDT 600A Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler
  2. 2. TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS:What copyrights do for Peer-to-Peer creators/authors file sharing CopyrightsThe consequences of How to use not following the copyrighted material rules legally
  3. 3. WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?Copyright laws exist to protect“original works of authorship thatare fixed in a tangible form ofexpression” (U.S. Copyright Office, n.d.a.)
  4. 4. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?Copyright owners have the right to: • Control how their works are distributed • Control how their works are used/altered • Control when and how their works are used publically (U.S. Copyright Office, n.d.a)
  7. 7. CAN YOU USE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL LEGALLY?• Check to see if permission has already been granted.• Contact the creator/author and get permission• Check to see if the Fair Use policy applies (here are some links) • • •• Remember to always give proper credit to your source!!
  8. 8. CONSEQUENCES• Personal – illegal action may result in prosecution• Industry – revenue loss impacts media industry• Economy – impact on media industry results in the loss of jobs 60 50 40 30 20 Loss in U.S. 10 Billions 0 Music Software Movie Lost Industry Industry Industry Wages
  9. 9. WHAT DID WE LEARN?• Get Permission!• Cite Your Sources!!• Be Responsible, Be Ethical!!!• Ask for help if you aren’t sure!!!!
  10. 10. REFERENCESU.S. Copyright Office. (n.d.a). Copyright basics. Retrieved from Copyright Office. (n.d.b). Fair use. Retrieved from, V. (2011). A $675,000 damages award for illegal file sharing Joel Tenenbaum’s ferocious battle against the music industry. Retrieved from sfeb2011/tenenbaum