OBJECTIVE!

A Students will learn about:
  1. Copyright law
  2. Fair use
  3. Plagerism
Lets start with some common definitions so that we are on the same sheet of music.


Copyright the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.: works granted such right by law on or after January 1, 1978, are protected for the lifetime of the author or creator and for a period of 50 years after his or her death.

Plagiarism When students (anyone) submit work purporting to be their own, but which in any way borrows ideas, organization, wording or anything else from another source without appropriate acknowledgment of the fact, the students are guilty of plagiarism.

Fair Use a legal doctrine that portions of copyrighted materials may be used without permission of the copyright owner provided the use is fair and reasonable, does not substantially impair the value of the materials, and does not curtail the profits reasonably expected by the owner

Don't think any of this applies to you?  Take a look at The University of Kentucky's policy.


Teachers:  the qr at the bottom of this page has worksheets w/ answers