Answer the following questions in your notebook using the sites listed above.
- What is copyright?
- What does copyright protect? Give 3 examples.
- What doesn't copyright protect?
- What is Copyright Infringement?
- How do you prove copyright infringement?
- What is Fair Use?
- 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?
- How do you get a copyright?
- How long does a copyright last?
- What is public domain?
- What are the limits for the fair use of any media, songs, or text?
- Can you put your school projects on your web page?
- What is attribution?
- If you see something on someone's website that you want to put on your own site, what should you do?
True or False
- Everything on the Internet is public domain, if there is no copyright notice.
- Using a short excerpt from a work is considered fair use.
- If you make up your own stories, but base them on another work, your new work belongs to you.
- You can use photographs from the Smithsonian Museum in multimedia projects.
- Writing for permission to use information is a good rule to follow.
- Fair Use guidelines are very specific.
- It is permissible to download a site's html code and adapt the design.
- Fair use balances the use of copyrighted materials by educators and the rights of the author.
- Teachers and students may keep their multimedia projects as long as they wish.
- Educators are free to use facts and ideas without the permission of the copyright holder.