Copy Right

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Copy Right

It's About Respect



"Copyright is the set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. These rights can be licensed, transferred and/or assigned. Copyright lasts for a certain time period after which the work is said to enter the public domain. Copyright applies to a wide range of works that are substantive and fixed in a medium. Some jurisdictions also recognize "moral rights" of the creator of a work, such as the right to be credited for the work." --Copyright- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What is Copyright?


Find out more about copyright and you at ,,

But users have rights too. "Certain uses of copyrighted works are permitted despite the copyright protection. Teachers and librarians can make copies for education, anybody can make copies for private study and broadcasters can make copies for news stories and documentaries." Read more: TechnorayCopyrightHandout#

The stick figures on this poster were created by kattekrab who gave them to the public domain (which means anybody can do anything they want with them) and put them on the free site, open Thanks kattekrab.

Basically this means that the person or group who creates something gets to choose how it is published, copied or sold.

Many of the entertainment companies want to control (and sell) all possible uses for their media. That is their right. Even if you could get permission to use that top 40 song in your school project-- you probably can't afford it.

* You would not want your Mom to come to school to do your work. It's not cool.* It's also not cool to copy other people's writing from books or websites. (Teachers call this plagiarism). * People like it when you give them credit or props for things they have said or written. (Teachers call this citations, copyright lawyers call it attribution, but Mom just calls it good manners).

. A great search engine to find creativecommons licensed websites, pictures, videos and music. creative commons and public domain clip art that you are free to use in your projects. A treasure trove of old music, movies animation and more. Much of it is public domain or creative commons licenced but you have to sift through it.

Places to find pictures, music and video that you have permission to use by the creators

Creative Commons licenses allow creators to tell users how they can share their works.

This poster by Mr. S. McGaughey - is under a creative commons share alike licence which means you can freely share it or even remix it-- just give me credit and release your remixes under the same license.


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