will learn about:
Lets start with some common definitions so that we are on the same sheet of music.
- Copyright law
- Fair use
exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit
literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video,
etc.: works granted such right by law on or after January 1,
are protected for the lifetime of the author or creator and for a
period of 50 years after his or her death.
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