Copyright and Fair Use



Creative Work - An original work on a tangible source.

Copyright - Laws that forbid the use of other people's work without permission from the authors.

Public Domain - Work that is no longer protected by copyright, has expired it's copyright, or is not covered by copyright law and can be used at anytime.

Piracy - Illegally obtaining work and copying someone's work that you don't have permission to use/sell.

Fair Use - Laws that allow certain portions of work to be used without permission from the makers under certain circumstances.

Creative Commons - A place in California that allows people to use copyrighted and non-copyrighted works for productive use.

License - The document that says that this certain work belongs to you and gives you certain permissions.

Plagiarism - Illegally stealing someones work and saying that it’s yours.

Commercial Purpose - Using public resources to make money or to get information on people or to sell something.

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  1. Amy decided to plagiarism her paper for class by copying and pasting from Wikipedia and saying she wrote it.

  1. Because Zoe used a small amount of movie in a remix video she made that pokes fun at the main character, she could say it’s fair use.

  1. Robbie found a photo in the public domain that’s no longer copyrighted, so he could use it however he wants.

  1. Angela has a Flickr page with all of her photos, and in order to define for others how she wants her photos to be used, she created a copyright attribution that is listed on her page.

  1. Alex had an idea for a poem in his head for the longest time, but once he finally wrote it down it instantly had a copyright.

  1. Eric uses a program where he “rips” movies and “burns” them to DVDs which he then sells to friends. What Eric is doing is called piracy.

  1. When Dwayne used a kind of copyright to make it easy for others to copy and share his video, he was using creative commons

  1. Books, movies, music, websites, games, and pieces of art are all examples of published works.