Copyright Infringment

How To Avoid It

What is copyright infringment?

Copyright infringement is the use of an outside sources information protected by copyright laws without recognition and permission.

Ten Helpful Tips to Avoid Copyright Infringement

1.Obtain the author's permission before using their ideas
2.Avoid using large segments of other author's works
3. Be well informed of what copyrights protect
4. Look into "fair use", but don't blindly trust it
5.Be aware of the copyright laws applied all different forms of writing.
6. Assume copyright until proven otherwise
7. Understand that photos fall under copyrights laws just the same as written pieces
8. Cite all outside sources
9.Understand what is not covered in copyright laws
10. Work to paraphrase more than directly quote

References

"How to Avoid Copyright Infringement -- Legal Action to Protect a Copyright." Reporters Commitee. Freedom of the Press. Web. 2 Sept. 2015.

Proper Image Use: How to Avoid Copyright Infringement on the Web. (2014, February 28). Retrieved September 3, 2015