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Copyright: What You Need To Know 1. Basic understanding of copyright, Fair Use, and citing sources you use. 2. Review how to evaluate Free Web information.

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1 Copyright: What You Need To Know 1. Basic understanding of copyright, Fair Use, and citing sources you use. 2. Review how to evaluate Free Web information. 3. What you need to include in your PPT project to follow copyright law.

2 Pretest Let’s see what you already know.

3 Copyright Myths Templeton, Brad. "10 Big Myths about copyright explained.". N.p., 10/2008. Web. 10 Sep Anything on the Internet is public domain. Public Domain ChartPublic Domain Chart 2.A work that does not have the copyright notice is a protected work. 3.Violating copyright is civil law. (the body of laws of a state or nation regulating ordinary private matters, as distinct from laws regulating criminal, political, or military matters). 4.If I make up my own stories, but base them on another work, my new work belongs to me. 5.Using a short excerpt from a work is considered fair use. 6.You must register a work to gain copyright. 7.If I don’t defend my copyright, I lose it. 8.It’s okay to use something if I don’t charge for it. 9.Reposting an message is a violation of copyright. 10.It’s free advertising to repost a cartoon from the Time for Kids Home Page. 11. Students can use photographs from the Smithsonian for reports. 12.Writing for permission to use information is a good rule to follow.

4 What is Fair Use?  Definition – the use of a copyrighted work without permission of the copyright holder.  Purpose – permits courts to avoid rigid application of the copyright statute when to do otherwise would stifle the creativity that copyright is designed to foster. Copyright’s constitutional purpose is to: to promote science and the useful arts.

5 Fair Use Continued  Some examples of Fair Use:  Quote a short passage in a scholarly or technical work to illustrate or clarify the author’s meaning.  Use in a parody of some of the content of the work paradied.  Summary of an address or article with brief quotations, in a news report.  Reproduction by a teacher to illustrate a lesson.  Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.

6 Four Factors That Determine Fair Use 1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or for nonprofit educational purpose. 2. The nature of the copyrighted work. 3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and 4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. (17 U.S.C. 107)

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8 Chart may be freely duplicated or linked to for nonprofit purposes. No permission needed.


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