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|Why is it important to read this?
||What are examples of infringement?
- To better understand copyright law and infringement
- To protect you AND your school / place of employment
- Downloading and sharing files of music, videos and games without the permission of the copyright holder.
- Suing corporate logos without permission.
- Scanning an item, such as a photograph, that has been published and using it without permission or attribution.
- Placing full-text articles on a course web page and allowing the web page to be accessible to anyone who can access the Internet.
- Downloading licensed software from non-authorized sites without the permission of the copyright or license holder.
- Making a movie file or large segment of a movie available on a web site without permission of the copyright holder.
- NOTE: WHILE ON US SOIL, US COPYRIGHT LAW APPLIES, REGARDLESS OF WHERE THE WORK ORIGINATED.
|What is Copyright?
||What about using research for writing a paper or completing a project?
- Copyright grants the creator a set of rights to protect their work:
- The right to produce the work
- The right to reproduce the work in copies
- The right to perform the work publicly
- The right to display the work
- the right to broadcast the work digitally
- US Copyright Law also protects the creator from OTHERS who might be doing the same without permission, attribution, or payment
- Violating copyright law is known as infringement.
- The limitation of Fair Use provides exception to the rights of copyright holders in certain cases, allowing people to use portions of works for non-profit, academic, and other purposes provided those uses stay within certain bounds:
- Purpose: Have you added something new, or merely copied?
- Amount: Less is more! Restrictions apply to the "heart of the work".
- Nature: Creative vs. factual
- Effect: What will the use do to the work, or the sale of that work
Adapted from "Copyright @ Brown: An overview for undergraduates” - https://it.brown.edu/sites/it/files/Copyright_FAQ_Undergraduates.pdf