Friedman, V. (2007). Copyright explained [Illustration]. Retrieved from
What is Copyright?
Paley, N. (2011). Censorship vs. copyright [Illustration]. Retrieved from http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/06/07/censorship-vs-
Copyright is the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an
assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record itinerary, artistic, or
musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
Licensing and Software Piracy
Besides the potential legal hurdles you may be subjected to, software piracy has
long-term consequences that include the software company losing money,
potentially hurting the economy, and leaves smaller companies at constant risk of
downsizing in order to remain in business. Now does that $25 piece of software
you are illegally using really seem that important?
Rob Harmer Consulting Services Pty Ltd. (2008). Trevor [Illustration]. Retrieved on June 28, 2014 from
• Put simply, fair use is the ability to use "copyrighted material done for a limited
and "transformative" purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a
copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright
owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright
infringement. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would not be considered an
illegal infringement" (Stim, 2013). This is broken into two categories:
A) Commentary and Criticism:
The best example is if the work in question is used for a book review, or perhaps a
new music album. You would be able to legally use samples of the copyrighted
work in order to convey your point.
Likewise, a parody requires usage of some of the initial source material. While the
actual allowable extent may be a little ambiguous, it is generally understand that a
considerable amount may be sampled in order to allow the audience to
understand both the original intent and then the potentially satiric end result .
The Teach Act (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act)
offering a number of improvements to regulations of the U.S. Copyright Act.
Its primary purpose is to balance the needs of distance learners and
educators with the rights of copyright holders. TEACH applies to distance
education that includes the participation of any enrolled student, on or off
Or better yet…
Copyright and Fair Use Video
• Copyright basics. (2012, May). Retrieved
Copyright in general. (2013, September 05). Retrieved from
Stim, R. (2013). What is fair use? Retrieved
The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance. (2013). Copyright basics: The
teach act. Retrieved
• Apocalyptica. (2003). Faraway. On Reflections (CD). Helsinki, Finland: MCA
• Friedman, V. (2007). Copyright explained [Illustration]. Retrieved from
• Paley, N. (2011). Censorship vs. copyright [Illustration]. Retrieved from
• Rob Harmer Consulting Services Pty Ltd. (2008). Trevor [Illustration].
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Apocalyptica. (2003). Faraway. On Reflections (CD). Helsinki, Finland: MCA