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What Is Copyright Copyright is the legal right of ownership to the work produced in books, music, plays, graphics/pictures and computer software.
What do Copyright Protects Copyright protects tangible expression of ideas The purpose of copyright is to protect the creator of a creative work.
What is Infringement Infringement is the Act of violating a copyright by copying or otherwise distributing a copyrighted work without permission or authorization.
What Happens if Someone Steals A Copyrighted Work If you infringe on someone else’s copyright you can be sued.
What do Fair Use Allow Fair use allows copyrighted work to be re purposed and used in another work.
What is Copyright Material Used For If a copyrighted material is used for the following: Education Commentary or criticism News reporting Parody or making fun of work Using a small portion of the work It Is considered fair use
What is Software Programs that tell a computer what to do are called software.
What is copyrighted software Software that is legally protected against copying or being used without paying for it is called copyrighted software.
What public domain software Public domain software is Non-copyrighted software that anyone may copy or use without charge.
What is shareware Shareware is copyrighted software that may be tried without expense but requires payment if you decide to use it.
What is freeware Freeware is software on the web that is freely available (but retains a copyright).
What is computer piracy the act of stealing valuable property by copying software,
What is hacking Breaking into computers to read private e-mails and other files.
What is identity theft someone appropriates another's personal information without their knowledge to commit theft or fraud.
Is it a crime to release a virus or worm It is a crime to intentionally release a virus or worm
What will happen if you commit a computer crime you can serve jail time and/or be required to pay HUGE fines.
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