You must consider copyright law when putting information on a public website

You must consider copyright law when putting

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You must consider copyright law when putting information on a public website. This includes course materials provided by your professors, and any of your academic projects that use information, music, or images borrowed from another source. In those cases, you may need to secure permission from the copyright holder or see if the intended use qualifies for an exception such as “Fair Use.” Fair Use Wondering if you can use copyrighted works in an educational setting? The answer is: it depends. You need to evaluate whether your use of a work is considered "fair use." Fair Use means that an intellectual property may be used w/o consent as long as it is used in commentaries, criticism, parodies, research and etc. Fair use is part of the Copyright Act and allows for unlicensed use of copyrighted works under certain circumstances. What seems like fair use to an individual may not be the same as the legal understanding of fair use. Learn how to stay within the boundaries of the law by becoming familiar with how fair use is determined.
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MULTIMEDiA 5 Four Factors of Fair Use When determining if a use is “fair use” it is important to consider the following 4 factors. 1. Purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes 2. Nature of the copyrighted work 3. Amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole 4. Effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work Ethical Use of Multimedia in Academic Projects Always consider the copyright holder's rights when choosing images, songs, and videos for academic projects including slide decks, class presentations, and materials displayed on the web. Using material for educational purposes is not a free pass and your use might not fall under "fair use." The best practice is to evaluate the intended use for each item and follow these tips: Choose materials that are in the public domain or licensed for the intended use. o Fair use does not apply to use of images and music in video productions, as the new project is a derivative work (an express right of the copyright holder), with the exception of visual or song parodies. Look for Creative Commons (CC) or similar usage licenses. Look at the license attributes. o Look for licenses that allow derivative works. Verify and document the copyright status of each work used in the project, as well as the information necessary to provide an attribution for the sources. Ethical Issues of Multimedia 1. Plagiarism 2. Pornographically reproductions or copying 3. Censored works 4. Creations trends for violence 5. Creations leads to wars and coups 6. Defamatory reproductions 7. Creations harmful for religious harmony 8. Distortions
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MULTIMEDiA 6 Creative Commons Creative Commons is an organization that has developed a standard set of licenses to facilitate the legal sharing and use of creative works that are available digitally.
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MULTIMEDiA 7 Where to Find Multimedia for Use in Projects
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