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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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