Follow Copyright by Copying Right!
By Lauren Nutter April 20th, 2015
We all like to copy! But is it right?
Question: What is Copyright?
Answer: Copyright is a law that protects artists, thinkers, creators, and inventors. Their work can be protected from distribution, manipulation and profit gains among other things. Look for the small copyright symbol (c with a circle around it) on work to know that is is copyrighted.
What if the photo doesn't have a Copyright symbol or a Creative Commons symbol?
It could still be copyrighted!
Conclusion: Always check with the creator first... unless you are using it in fair use.
- the nature of the copyrighted work
- the purpose of the use
- the percentage or portion of the work being used
- the effect of the use on the owners income