1 Copyright

Copyright and Fair Use


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Answer the following questions in your notebook using the sites listed above.

  1. What is copyright?
  2. What does copyright protect? Give 3 examples.
  3. What doesn't copyright protect?
  4. What is Copyright Infringement?
  5. How do you prove copyright infringement?
  6. What is Fair Use?
  7. What factors you must consider to determine whether a particular use of a copyrighted work is a permitted "Fair Use," or is instead an infringement of the copyright?
  8. How do you get a copyright?
  9. How long does a copyright last?
  10. What is public domain?
  11. What are the limits for the fair use of any media, songs, or text?
  12. Can you put your school projects on your web page?
  13. What is attribution?
  14. If you see something on someone's website that you want to put on your own site, what should you do?
    True or False
  15. Everything on the Internet is public domain, if there is no copyright notice.
  16. Using a short excerpt from a work is considered fair use.
  17. If you make up your own stories, but base them on another work, your new work belongs to you.
  18. You can use photographs from the Smithsonian Museum in multimedia projects.
  19. Writing for permission to use information is a good rule to follow.
  20. Fair Use guidelines are very specific.
  21. It is permissible to download a site's html code and adapt the design.
  22. Fair use balances the use of copyrighted materials by educators and the rights of the author.
  23. Teachers and students may keep their multimedia projects as long as they wish.
  24. Educators are free to use facts and ideas without the permission of the copyright holder.