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LS Midterm 2

Copyright Notes

Copyright The exclusive legal right to Reproduce, Publish, and Sell a literary, musical, or artistic work This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.
What Works are Protected by a Copyright? Copyright protects "original works of authorship" that are fixed in a tangible form of expression.
Categories of Copyrighted Works literary works musical works and accompanying words dramatic works -- including music pantomimed and choreographed works Pictorial, Graphics and Sculptural Works motion pictures and audiovisual works Sound Recordings
Not Protected by Copyright Works that lack originality Freeware; US Government works, Facts,Ideas,processes,methods, and Public Domain
Public Domain A creative work that are not protected by copyrighte. Reasons the work is not protected include: The author failed to satisfy statutory formalities to perfect the copyright It is a work of the US Government The copyright for the work has expired
Copyright expiration author's life plus 70 years
Fair Use EXCEPTIONS to the Rules for using copyrighted works without gaining permission from the copyright owner
Allowed Categories of Fair use Criticism Comment News Reporting Teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use) Scholarship (aka Studying) Research
Fair use is NOT an infringement of copyright laws
General Rules of Fair Use Never the whole work but usually up to 10% of the original work.
What Should Be Avoided in order to stay within the guidelines of Fair Use? making copies of works instead of purchasing creative works like books, articles, songs, or movies
Plagiarism According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to plagiarize means to commit literary theft Plagiarism is an act of FRAUD!
Examples of plagiarism? turning in someone else’s work as your own copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit failing to put a direct quote in quotation marks “ “
Consequences of Plagiarism Meeting with Mrs. Cook, the Academic Dean at Lawrence School If plagiarism affects sales of product, may also include legal punishments including fines and jail time. May be considered a misdemeanor or felony depending on severity of action
How to Avoid Plagiarism Citing your sources! Using quotation marks for direct quotes Always use your own thoughts, opinions, and ideas more in anything you create vs outside sources
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