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 .

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.BRIEF HISTORY  Copyright was invented after the arrival of the printing press in Britain.  In America it began under the Copyright Act of 1976. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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