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Copyright for high school


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Copyright for high school

  1. 1. Copyright in a Digital Age<br />High School<br />Edition<br />John Gyory<br />
  2. 2. Copyright in a Digital Age<br />Copyright<br />How to copyright your work<br />Creative Commons<br />Fair Use<br />Free use<br />Plagiarism<br />How to avoid Plagiarism<br />Consequences of a Violation<br />
  3. 3. Copyright<br />Protection of a tangible or digital form of expression<br />(i.emovie, play script, audio recording, photographs…)<br />Published or unpublished<br />Exclusive right for author to:<br />Reproduce<br />Adapt<br />Distribute<br />Perform and display the work publicly<br />Author can grant permission or licenses for others to use<br />Copyrights expire 50 years after the authors death.<br />You should always ask permission to use someone’s work<br />
  4. 4. How to Copyright your work:<br />The work must first be created and made in tangible or digital form<br />Must be able to see, hear, or touch it<br />Place a copyright notice on the work & mail it :<br />Copyright © (first date of creation)(date of any revision) (name of owner)<br />Copyright © 1996, 2010 Billy Bob<br />Copyright your work Online!<br />Fill out & submit a U.S Copyright eCO (electronic copyright) Form<br /><br />Free online Copyrighting<br /><br />
  5. 5. Creative Commons License<br />A separate license in addition to your copyright<br />Simple way to grant copyright permissions to creative work<br />Allows anyone to <br />copy, distribute, edit, remix, and built upon your work<br />You can specify commercial or non-commercial use<br />Apply for a Creative Commons License to share your work!<br /><br />
  6. 6. Fair Use <br />A flexible limitation to copyright laws for <br />non-commercial and educational use<br />Fair use must be reasonably done with balance<br />Allows copyright material to be used unlicensed for:<br />Commentary, criticism, news reporting<br />Teaching, research, library archiving<br />You must ask yourself about how you are using this copyrighted work <br />the purpose and character of the use<br />the nature of the copyrighted work<br />the amount and substantiality of the portion used<br />the effect of the use on the commercial market for the original<br />
  7. 7. Fair Use<br />If possible permission should still be asked first before using<br />The work you used should still be cited in your work<br />Fair use also covers transformative and remixed work<br />You can adapt other works <br />You can combine multiple works together<br />The supreme court states that fair use is :<br />“…the guarantee of breathing space for new expression within the confines of Copyright law."<br />
  8. 8. Free Use<br />After a copyright expires, it becomes Public Domain.<br />Public Domain is free to use with no license or need to cite.<br />There are other things that can be used with our a license:<br />Anything created by the Federal Government<br />Buildings in the public area<br />Video tapping people in public areas<br />
  9. 9. Plagiarism <br />The act of using some one else’s work and not giving them credit<br />This is considered fraud and stealing of intellectual property<br />How to avoid Plagiarism:<br /> If you are referencing or using anyone’s work<br />Check the type of copyright license they own for that work<br />If under copyright and when possible, ask permission to use<br />Cite and reference the source so your audience can find the original <br />
  10. 10. Plagiarism<br />Consequences of plagiarism in school<br />Failed grades<br />Suspension/expulsion<br />Degrees can be revoked<br />Consequences of plagiarism in work and life<br />Loss of trust and credibility<br />Loss of employment<br />Lack of knowledge on the subject by copying work<br />Potential to be sued and pay large fines<br />
  11. 11. References<br />"About The Licenses." Creative Commons. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>. <br />"Fair Use: Remix Culture, Mashups, and Copyright | Teaching Copyright." Welcome | Teaching Copyright. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>. <br />"Fair Use." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>. <br />Jaszi, Peter. "“Yes, You Can!” –Where You Don’t Even Need ‘fair Use’." Center for Social Media. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <>. <br />Ko, Susan. Teaching Online A Practical Guide.Routledge, 2010. Print. <br />