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Copyright, Fair Use, and Public Domain Vocabulary

Copyright Original works of art that is protected by law Copyright text, music, illustrations,photographs, motion media, lyrics, video Lasts for a fixed amount of time (death +70 years)
Fair Use Can use a limited amount of work for schoolwork, educational purposes, news reporting, criticizing or commenting on something, and comedy/parody. School use- it must stay within the school domain. If it does not, it no longer falls under fair use law.
Public Domain Free for anyone to use A work that is not copyrighted
Parody Creative work that is a funny imitation of something and pokes fun at an original work   
Copyright Infringement Unauthorized use of copyrighted materials Illegally using copyrighted works
Piracy Stealing copyrighted material by downloading or copying it in order to keep, sell, or give it away without permission and without paying Copyright Infringement Illegal can face heavy fines or other legal consequences
Motion Media Usage 10% or up to 3 minutes- whichever is less
Text Material Usage 10% or up to 1000 words- whichever is less
Music/Lyrics Usage 10% but no more than 30 seconds- whichever is less
Photographs and Illustration Usage No more than 5 images by an artist or photographer Not more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, from a single published collected work
Attribution Giving Credit to the author
Plagiarize Copying, “lifting” or making slight changes to some or all of someone else’s work and saying you wrote it.
Creative Commons A kind of copyright that makes it easier for people to copy, share, and build on your creative work, as long as they give you credit for it. Some rights reserved- Specific Conditions: Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative Works, and Share Alike
License A clear way to define the copyright of your creative work so people know how it can be used.
Rework Reform, reuse, or remix copyrighted work into something else
Remix or Mash-up Editing together clips of video, sound, images, and text by “remixing” or “mashing” different parts together to create something new
Trademark word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
Noncommercial You may NOT use the work to make money (commercial purposes)
No Derivatives You may NOT make any changes
Share Alike If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
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