411 ForCreatives

How Not To Steal/Laws

CopyRight

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

A creative work is a manifestation of creative effort including but not limited to artwork, literature, music, and paintings.

License

A permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade.

Plagiarize

Take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own.

Piracy

The practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea.

Public Domain

The state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.

Fair Use

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.