Online Digital Copyright Info

by McKenzie Goudy & Morgan Haynsworth

Copyright - The legal right of a creator to publish their work and gives this work protection

How to Avoid Copyright

There are many different ways to avoid breaking a copyright. One being giving the author/creator attribution. Attribution is when you give the person whose work you are using credit for their work. Another way is Fair Use; this is when the author/creator of a certain piece of work allows the people to use certain sections of the work for things like education & research.

Websites

The above and below images are all from a pixabay.com. This website allows people to find and use images without copyright, which means they are a part of the public domain. Public Domain means that a piece of original work, in this case an image, is free for the public to use without and copyright restrictions. The author has waved the copyright and allowed the public to use this under any circumstances. Other websites with images that contain no copyright are: dreamstime.com, flickr.com, and many more.

Extra Information

Other things to know about when it comes to images with no copyright restriction are Creative commons license, Digital Citizenship, and how you can tell if an image is copyrighted. The Creative commons license enables the free distribution of otherwise copyrighted work. This is used when the other wants to give people the right to use their work in anyway. Digital Citizenship is basically someone who uses the technology and they are responsible for having good behavior on the the tech platform they are on. Finally, there is a way to tell if an image is copyrighted or not. There are many different ways to identify if an image is copyrighted, but I'll just tell you two of them. 1) Watermarks: if there is a symbol or text faintly placed over the image. 2) Sometimes there is a copyright symbol placed somewhere on the image to let the users know that it is under copyright.