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copyleft: downloading legal workshop

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Sarah Naper

on 13 December 2011

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copyleft: downloading legal workshop Definition copy∙right \käp-ē-rīt\ n : the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, sell , or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work). [Definition from Merriam-Webster Online, http://www.m-w.com] Definition copy∙left\käp-ē-left\ n : a play on the word copyright to describe the practice of using copyright law to offer the right to distribute copies and modified versions of a work and requiring that the same rights be preserved in modified versions of the work. ). [Definition from Wikipedia, http://www.wikipedia.com] s. But I’m doing something for educational purposes...isn’t that OK? Sort of... If your work meets most of the following FAIR USE FACTORS:
Purpose and character of the use — is this for commercial or nonprofit educational usage?
Nature of the copyrighted work
Amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole.
Effect of the use on the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work Or if you get PERMISSION to use someone else’s work What is a copyright notice? What is a copyright notice? A copyright notice includes the following elements: (1) the copyright symbol (a c with a circle around it — ©) or the word “Copyright” or the abbreviation “Copr.;” (2) the year of the first publication of the work; (3) the name of the owner of the work. What's in it for me? Any work that you author is automatically protected for your lifetime, plus 70 years. This includes books, photographs, computer programs, websites, and many other types of materials. You do not have to place a notice of copyright within your work. However, there are some benefits to placing a copyright notice within your work: (1) it informs the public that your work is protected; (2) it identifies the copyright owner; (3) it shows the year of first publication The purpose of copyright law is to encourage the creation of works to benefit the public U.S. Constitution. Article 1, section 1, clause 8 http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/4882
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