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Copyright Basics

Copyright Basics

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Don’t Just Copy. Do the Right Thing. Click to download. Best print size is 12×18. Related Posts Don't SettleThat part of the school year. The one where your plate gets so full you…We Don't Do EasyEasy? It's work that kids can do on their own. Copyright Law for Business People: A Handy Guide Authored by John F. Hornick I. Becoming Copyright Conscious Copyrights are a valuable, though often underutilized, tool for protecting business assets.

Things That Can Happen When You Get Caught Breaking Copyright Laws Copyright laws exist to protect individuals' and organizations' proprietary creations, granting creators of proprietary property the sole right to produce, distribute and profit from their own creation for a set number of years. In order to maintain these protections, copyright laws are paired with criminal and civil penalties for those caught reproducing or stealing copyrighted goods. The consequences of breaking copyright laws extend beyond the courtroom, as well, as publicized copyright-infringement cases can damage a company's reputation for years. Civil Lawsuits The first line of defense for copyright holders is civil litigation, in which the owner of a copyright sues a transgressor in civil court. What is Plagiarism? — - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense: According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's ownto use (another's production) without crediting the sourceto commit literary theftto present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

by Denise Borck, William James Middle School Media Specialist Robie is an experienced traveler. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there’s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn’t panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket.

Copywrong Rod Stewart is being sued over the rights to an image of his own head. In 1981, a professional photographer named Bonnie Schiffman took a picture of the back of Stewart’s head, which was used, eight years later, on the cover of the album “Storyteller.” Now a different picture of Stewart’s head, also from the back, has been used to promote his Las Vegas act and world tour. newswise Newswise — A national magazine tells a professor she needs hundreds of permissions to use its cover photos in her class, when in fact, she could claim fair use, which does not require payment or permission. Many teachers want to use YouTube as a teaching tool but aren't sure if it's legal, while others warn their students not to post their video assignments to YouTube. Under fair use, both actions are legal.

10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use 1- Copyright Advisory Network This web site is a way for librarians to learn about copyright and seek feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists 2- Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This chart was designed to inform teachers of what they may do under the law. Feel free to make copies for teachers in your school or district, Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky.

Court Addresses Copyright Implications of Documents Posted on EDGAR By Robert C. Rodriguez, Litigation News Associate Editor – July 20, 2010 Once a document is publicly filed and made available on a government website, it is subject to being downloaded, used, and even sold by anyone having access to that website. However, a federal district court has now held that a party who downloads and resells public documents posted on the “Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system” used by the SEC, known as EDGAR, may be subject to copyright infringement claims. The District Court’s Decision In a decision describing the issue as one of “first impression,” the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss and allowed a copyright claim to go forward despite the fact that the copyrighted material was obtained from a public filing posted on the EDGAR website.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video - Center for Media and Social Impact Introduction What This Is This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances. Scope & Sequence: Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Get Trained Use our professional development resources to learn best practices for teaching digital citizenship to your students. Onboard Students: Digital Passport

What Does Plagiarism Look Like? 10 Free Resources I will never forget the first time I knew I had caught a cheater. It was in my first year teaching, and I remember that I really, really wanted to make sure that my kids turned in original work–I was very sensitive to plagiarism, since I had been accused of it once (long story; I will tell it another time). I worked very hard to come up with non-generic essay prompts and research projects (an absolute essential, by the way) so that students would at the very least have a more difficult time plagiarizing!