|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.
- Using 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 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:
Have you added something new, or merely copied?
Less is more! Restrictions apply to the "heart of the work".
Creative vs. factual
What will the user do to the work,
Adapted from "Copyright @ Brown: An overview for undergraduates” - https://it.brown.edu/sites/it/files/Copyright_FAQ_Undergraduates.pdf