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Of course you can! However, it is important to understand that the work or ideas of someone else are their own intellectual property. That means in order to use or include another person's work in your piece, you must properly cite and give credit where it is deserved. If you fail to do so, you may be liable for plagerism (claiming someone else's work is your own), which is a very serious offence.

What High School Students Need to Know About Copyright Issues!

Copyrights are protected by the law. Use of work without permission can result in civil or criminal action taken against you. This could mean court orders to stop, fines (up to 1 million dollars!) and possible jail time.

There are many websites out there that provide users with music (Vevo), videos (YouTube) and photos (Wiki Commons) so long as the individual using them credits the source. However, it is always important to check a sites terms of use before using their work.

Due to a clause in the copyright law known as 'fair dealing' individuals are allowed to copy and use the work of others for certain specific purposes. This includes research, private study, criticism or review.

What is Copyright?- It is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish and sell a work. Defines who gets paid and also who will pay to use a work- It covers different forms of work including writing, photographs, music, illustrations and computer software.- In Canada this occurs as soon as a work is created, whether or not it is marked with the copyright symbol.

That's great...but why should I care?

So I can't use other people's work and ideas for my own school work...?

Are there places I can go to find music, pictures and video to use, without paying or having to ask permission?

What if I find a video that I want to study and crtitque for a project. Can I do that?



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