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The Public Domain- The Public Domain are works that are free for you to use without permission- If a book, song, movie, or artwork is in the public domain, then it is not protected by intellectual property law, and you are free to use it.- the public owns these works,and no one can ever own them.

What type of works does Copyright protect?- Literary works- Musical works- Dramatic works- Artistic worksExamples- Poetry- Novels- Movies- Songs- Architecture- Computer SoftwareCopyright does not Protect- Facts- Ideas- Systems- Methods of oporation

Fair Use- Being able to comment on,criticize, or parody a copyrighted work without permission from the copyright owner.

4 Factors of measuring fair use- The purpose and Character of your use- The nature of the copyrighted work- The amount and substantiality of the portion taken- The effect of the use upon the potential market.

Plagiarism is ...- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own.- to use (another's production) without crediting the source- to commit literary theft- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from another existing sourceThis is according to the Merriam-Webster online dicionary

Definition of Copyright - A form of protection grounded in the U.S. j Constiution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium expression.- Copyright covers both published and unplublished worksCopyright Infringement- Is a violation of the rights secured by a copyright

4 ways that work arrives in the public domain- The copyright has expired- The copyright owner failed to follow copyright renewal rules-The copyright owner deliberately places it in the public domain, known as "dedication"- The copyright law does not protect this type of work.

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CopyrightBy: Catherine Wooten



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