Copy Rights, Do's and Don'ts

Ashley & Michaela

What is copyright?

A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of original works of authorships and other intellectual works http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/copyright-internet.htm

What can the owner do?

  • Creates other works based on the work
  • Copy
  • Sell
  • Lend
  • Lease
  • Publicly preform

http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/copyright-internet.htm

What is protected?

  • Links
  • Original text
  • Graphics
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Other unique markup language sequences

http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/copyright-internet.htm

The Do's of copyright

  • Link to other websites with permission and cite source
  • Free graphics must be advertised as "free"
  • Use audio and video along with citations
  • With original texts make sure you have permission and citations

http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/copyright-internet.htm

Copyright and the Internet

The Don't of Copyrights?

  • Cannot change the context of an original work and call your own
  • Cannot copy and paste others list of resources onto own website/page
  • Cannot incorporate others content without citing
  • Cannot copy and paste links, video, audio, or graphics without citations
  • Cannot forward someone's email to another person without permission

http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/copyright-internet.htm

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