DO’S AND DON'TS OF

COPYRIGHTING
Naomi Jenkins Jon Gamble Newspaper I 1st Block

OBJECTIVES To inform you of the do’s when copyrighting To inform you of the don’ts of copyrighting And making sure you understand them .

BRIEF HISTORY  Copyright was invented after the arrival of the printing press in Britain. The king of England and Scotland was concerned by the unregulated copyign of books and used royal prerogative to pass the Licensing Act of 1662 which established a register of licensed books and required a copy to be deposited with the StationersCompany.  In America it began under the Copyright Act of 1976. .

. commentary or news reporting are considered “fair use”.DO’S.  But don’t let it take up most of YOUR work. .  Do familiarize yourself with the copyright law.  When you do research. You know. just to be safe. The Copyright Act says that short quotations for criticism. . Do summarize and use your own words.

.DO’S.e. . .  i. iTunes. use material under public domain. material the was produced before 1923 and material without a copyright notice before 1977.  Including federal government documents.  Do Do buy all media from a legitimate store and/or website.

When you see it. DON’TS. . The Copyright laws protects the form. and structure of documents and not the facts themselves.  Don’t ignore the copyright law. combination. .  Do use facts. a red flag should pop up in your head warning you. . .DO’S. .

DON’TS.  When doing research. word for word. Don’t copy everything or close to everything that is not your work. .  Don’t assume that if you credit the author you won’t get in trouble for copyright. . . You can only use copyrighted material if you have permission from the author to do so or if you make fair use of it.

. Be Smart!  Don’ .DON’TS.  And Don’t think just because you remove the copyright symbol and/or notice/message that you can use it. t think that just because the copyright symbol and/or notice/message that it’s not copyrighted. . It is still copyrighted people.

Its ok to use facts. It’s still under the Copyright Law. Summarize and use your own words. Use material under public domain. Don’t ignore the copyright law. IT IS! Just because you credit the author it doesn’t mean that your not stealing.  My advice-Just do your own work!  .SUMMARY Familiarize yourself with the copyright law. Buy media and stop using peer-to-peer websites to get it. And don’t think just because the symbol/message/notice isn’t there it’s not copyrighted. Don’t think just because you remove the copyright symbol/message/notice it’s not copyrighted.

True or False   You can use information as long as you cite the author of the work. People find out you get in trouble.REVIEW! ! !  So if the copyright symbol isn’t on a picture you take it and say it’s yours. . Ask the author first. True or False  False  You should familiarize yourself False. Your were right to take the picture.

pdf  .pdf  US Copyright Office.edu/drag/COPYRIG HT. 2009 at http://www. Copyright Basics. 2.copyright.CITATION Daniel Scocco. Copyright Law: 12 Do’s and Don’ts.gov/circs/circ1. Clement. 17. (July 2008). 2009 at http://www. 2. 2009 at http://digitalcollections.fiu. (Jan. Retrieved on Dec.dailyblogtips. Retrieved on Dec.d. 2009). Retrieved on Dec. 2.com/copyright-law-12-dosand-donts/  G. N. Copyright Do’s and Don’ts.

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