411 For Creators

Facts About Creative Rights

Copyright

The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assign to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.

Creative Work

  1. A creative work is a manifestation of creative effort including but not limited to artwork, literature, music, and paintings. Creative works have in common a degree of arbitrariness, such that it is improbable that two people would independently create the same work.

License

A permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade (especially in alcoholic beverages)

Plagiarize

The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Piracy

The unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work.

Public Domain

Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable. Examples include the works of Shakespeare and Beethoven, most of the early silent films, the formulae of Newtonian physics, Serpent encryption algorithm and powered flight.

Fair Use

(in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.
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