Lecture-Legal-Ethical-4-12-10

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Legal and Ethical Issues Ratan Guha CIS 3360, Spring 2010 4/12/10 1
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2 Resources Used References: 
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Reading Assignments and Invited Lecture Chapter 11, Textbook  3
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Outline Copyright History of Copyright in USA The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Patents Trademarks Trade Secrets Agreement NDA (Non-disclosure agreement) Computer Ethics Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics Computer Crimes 4
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Copyright Is a form of intellectual property law, protecting original  works including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works  architecture) Does not protect facts, ideas, systems, methods of  operation although it may protect the ways these things  are expressed
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Copyright Protection (1) Would cover an  author’s words  describing the  dark and stormy  night on which  occurred the  murder at the  center of the  mystery novel Would not cover  the idea of  making the  events of a dark  and stormy night  central to a  murder mystery
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Copyright Protection (2) Copyright protection covers Reproduction  [e.g.,  copying, quoting] Distribution  [e.g.,  posting to Web  pages] Adaptation  [using  with modifications] Display Performance
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Copyright Protection (3) Applies to original works as soon as they are created and  fixed in a tangible form Does NOT require the registration of copyright, or notice that  the work is copyrighted Applies fully to electronic (Web) resources
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Length of Copyright Protections Anything published more than 75 years ago is  now in the public domain Anything created after 1 January 1978 is  protected for the life of the author plus 50 years Or, if the author is a corporation, for 75 years  from authorship or 100 years from creation  (whichever is first) Lots of exceptions govern works published  between 1964 and 1977 and works created  before 1 January 1978 but not published, or  published between 1978 and 31 December  2002
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Copyright Protection for Web Resources The fact that something is sent to you does not give  you rights to it. Copyright for an e-mail message belongs to the sender of  the message. You cannot make copies of text, images, or sounds  from the Web without permission. These things are still copyrighted, even though anyone  with a computer can get access to them.
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Normally Copyright Requires… That creators/owners of  an expression (authors,  artists, musicians,  programmers) be asked  for permission to use  their creations (and  often be financially  compensated for such  use).  It is their property which  you are using. That stiff legal 
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course CIS CIS 3360 taught by Professor Guha during the Spring '10 term at University of Central Florida.

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