What is a Copyright? The right of the creator of an original work to be credited. Anyone wishing to use the original work must be granted permission by its creator. Copyrights are protected by the federal law.
Breaking the law… Copyright infringement is considered plagiarism. A serious offense. The internet gives users access to many original works with the push of a button. Users of the internet need to be careful not to infringe on copyright laws.
Copyright Infringement YouTube Consequences Video Removed: Notified via e-mail Repeat offenders banned for life Lawsuits “If you are uncertain that your using material fairly, you should consult a copyright attorney”
Are Copyrights forever? Copyrights used toonly last for a fixed amount of time. 14 years after initial copyright, the work goes into the public domain. Meaning that after 14 years the work is free for anyone to use, because it becomes part of the culture. Now they can
The Peace Sign has nocopyright and is part ofpublic domain. Thismeans that anyone canuse this symbol withoutsiting the copyright owner.
Fair Use of Copyrighted Work Ifyou want to use a work of another creator be sure to: Make mention of the original creator Make sure the new work does not change the value of the original work Fair use is only a legal position