Presentation on theme: "Copyright, The No Electronic Theft Act, and Plagiarism Mrs. Amy Wallace 6 th Grade Reading Teacher Scarborough Middle School Mobile County Public Schools."— Presentation transcript:
You copy a Sponge Bob poster you bought at the store and sell copies to your friends. Is this breaking the law? YesNo www.cdaccess.com/html/ pc/spongemp.htm
You draw a picture of Lil’ Bow Wow freehand from a picture in a magazine. You put the picture in your locker. Are you breaking the law? YesNo
You rent Like Mike from Blockbuster. You invite your friends over and charge them $3 each to watch the movie. Are you breaking the law? Yes No movieweb.com/movie/likemike/
How do I insure that I am not violating copyright law? Do not duplicate materials with a value over $1000. Do not load software onto multiple computers without a license. Do not sell images or materials that you didn’t create.
What is the “No Electronic Theft Act”? Law created to prosecute those that provide copyrighted material for others to copy. Mainly applies to software, music, movies, etc. available for illegal download from the Internet.
How does this effect me? Rules for your own website Downloading movies and music
You load Nelly’s latest CD onto your website for others to copy. Is this breaking the law? YesNo
You are a huge fan of Beyonce Knowles. You are starting a fan club and creating a website. You load a picture of her latest CD cover on your site with her permission. Are you breaking the law? YesNo www.kbxx.com/morning_show.htm
What is plagiarism? Plagiarism occurs when you copy someone else’s words into an assignment pretending that they are your own. If you use someone else’s words or ideas, you must give them credit.
How do I give them credit for their work? Citations Quotation marks around their exact words. www.gospelcom.net/watkins/ quotes.htm
What information goes into a citation? Author’s name Year Title Publisher Web address (if using Internet sources.) Magazine name City of publication www.chiasmus.com/mastersofchiasmus/ shakespeare.shtml www.chiasmus.com/mastersofchiasmus/ shakespeare.shtml
You copy an article from a web site. You put your name at the top and turn the paper in for your social studies project. Are you committing plagiarism? YesNo
How do I keep up with all of these details? Just try to think about what is right. If you think that you may be violating someone else’s rights to be paid or recognized for their works, you are probably doing the wrong thing. www.lanceandeskimo.com/ angel/bingo.shtml