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Information on the Internet
allows people that aren't the copyright holder to use all or some of a copyrighted work under specific circumstances.
What falls under fair use?
Criticism and Commentary
Time shifting (ex: recording T.V. shows)
How is it determined?
Purpose and character of work
--- Is the new work the same or has the original work been transformed.
--is the new work going to be used to make money?
Nature of copyrighted work (factual or creative?)
How much of the copyrighted work was used?
Is the copied work going to be used in a way that will affect the market value of the original?
What is not protected?
Works that have no tangible representation
Work in the public domain
Titles, names, phrases, numbers, common symbols or designs, and numbers
Processes and systems
Federal government work
Who owns it?
Their heirs if they are dead
Anyone the creator has assigned the copyright to
Co-creators have equal ownership
Copyright owner gives someone else permission to do something normally restricted by copyrighting.
How long does it last?
If created after 1977 it last the lifetime of the author plus 70 years after their death
Works for hire, corporate works, and anonymous work created after 1977 copyright can last 95-120 years after publication
After the copyright is up it expires into the public domain
P.D. status allows works to be used freely for commercial and noncommercial purposes
allows a consumer to resell a product that they bought or that was given to them that has copyrighted material without copyright owner's permission
Passing off someone's work as your own
Synopsis of info from a source
Pictures, charts, graphs, and stats
Recycle a paper from another class
Download a paper
Pay someone to write it for you
Use a friend's paper (even with their consent)