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2 Copyright, The No Electronic Theft Act, and Plagiarism Mrs. Amy Wallace 6 th Grade Reading Teacher Scarborough Middle School Mobile County Public Schools 2003

3 Copyright Revised / Updated Clarence S. Hamilton, Jr, 2008 Washington Middle School, Mobile, Al.

4 Today you will learn about Copyright law The No Electronic Theft Act Plagiarism

5 What is a copyright? Protection for the creator from others copying, altering, performing, and selling their work without permission.

6 What kinds of works can be copyrighted? Books, poems, plays Songs and dances Photographs, drawings, and sculptures Architecture Movies

7 What is fair use? News reporting Criticism Commentary Parody Research Scholarship Education

8 What can happen if I break copyright law? You could be fined for actual damages plus any profit you made and statutory damages from $200-$1000,000.

9 Breaking the law???

10 You copy a Sponge Bob poster you bought at the store and sell copies to your friends. Is this breaking the law? YesNo pc/spongemp.htm

11 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

12 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/

13 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.

14 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.

15 How does this effect me? Rules for your own website Downloading movies and music

16 Breaking the law???

17 You load Nelly’s latest CD onto your website for others to copy. Is this breaking the law? YesNo

18 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

19 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.

20 How do I give them credit for their work? Citations Quotation marks around their exact words. quotes.htm

21 What information goes into a citation? Author’s name Year Title Publisher Web address (if using Internet sources.) Magazine name City of publication shakespeare.shtml shakespeare.shtml

22 Breaking the law???

23 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

24 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. angel/bingo.shtml

25 When in doubt….ask!

26 Sources Library of Congress. “Copyright Office Circular 66: Copyright Registration for Online Works.” 27 September Library of Congress. “Copyright Office Circular 66: Copyright Registration for Online Works.” 27 September Templeton, Brad. “10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained.”. Templeton, Brad. “10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained.”. Templeton, Brad. “A Brief intro into Copyright.” 23 September 2003, Templeton, Brad. “A Brief intro into Copyright.” 23 September 2003, U. S. Copyright Office. “Copyright Office Circular 1: Copyright Basics.” 23 September U. S. Copyright Office. “Copyright Office Circular 1: Copyright Basics.” 23 September 2003

27 Copyright, The No Electronic Theft Act, and Plagiarism Mrs. Amy Wallace 6 th Grade Reading Teacher Scarborough Middle School Mobile County Public Schools 2003 The End


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