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Copyright & Fair Use Basics
Transcript of Copyright & Fair Use Basics
Move Here 2 Begin What is "Fair Use"? "Fair Use" is our right to reasonably use copyrighted material for educational uses without the Copyright Owner's Permission.
The United States Copyright Act describes fair use as meaning "for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research."
There are many factors that have to be considered.
To help explain "Fair Use" watch this Disneyish YouTube video called "A Fair(y) Use Tale." "Bound By Law?" is a digital comic book created by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at the Duke University School of Law. The comic is about a laser-brandishing heroine fighting the Rights Monster as she makes a movie. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary definition:
1) to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own;
2) to use (another's production) without crediting the source;
3) to commit literary theft;
4) to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. Plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward. Plagiarism is a time bomb waiting to explode. Are you totally confused? Let's watch a YouTube movie to help explain copyright. True or False: Copyright is only given to musicians, movie makers & famous artists. False. Copyright is given to anyone who creates an original, tangible work of art. True or False. DeAsia recorded a video for her YouTube channel about the upcoming Presidential elections and includes an official photo taken by a government employee. That's copyright infringement. False. Works produced by the U.S. government, or any U.S. agency, are in the public domain. So, exactly what is copyright? A form of legal protection given to "original works" of creative expression. The creative works include literary writings, dramatic writings and productions, musical creations, and visual artistic creations. In a nutshell, everything created in the visual and performing arts. Copyright is a federal law in the U.S. The creator, artist or author of an original creative work is generally given an exclusive right to reproduce (copy) or distribute the original work to the public, create new works based upon the original work, and perform or display the work publicly. By Carola Jones
Visual Arts Teacher
10.2012 The Public Domain is made up of creative works that are available for all of us to use. It's best explained in "Bound By Law?" Review To review all copyright and fair use concepts, check out the following online resource: http://www.copyrightkids.org/ http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Check Out "Bound By Law" http://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/ EDTC 5010 ~ Section 601
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Domain Remember To Keep Your Balance Cite All References Review what you learned by playing a game. Requires Adobe Flash Player.
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