Fair Use and Copyright

Incudes: Attribution, Fair use, copyright, and public domain

So what even is Fair use and copyright?

Fair use is a U.S. legal doctrine that basically lets you copy things off the internet without having to ask the owner for permission. For example, something simple that we do that we don't really think about, is copying pictures off the internet. Someone owns that, but thanks to fair use, we don't need to ask permission to use it. Copyright is a legal right that gives the original owner the ownership rights to it. If someone copies their work, the owner could sue them.

Attribution and Public Domain

Attribution is giving credit to the person of which the photo you copied. This includes sharing the URL, title, author, source, and license. Attribution is often added into the copyright to make sure people give a source/credit to their picture. Attribution is important to include, because if not, you could get into some trouble for copyright infringement or plagiarism. Public domain are the things that are not protected by copyright, trademark, or patent law. These belong to the public, and they usually end up in public because either the copyright has expired, the owner didn't follow copyright rules, or the owner did dedication.
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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is the use of the internet and technology appropriately and responsibly. This is just ethics and being appropriate, whether it be not going on bad sites, or making sure your words, language and actions when in contact with others are appropriate.
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Examples of websites with free pictures