What is Copyright?
Have you ever written a story or poem, or recorded a piece of music, or made a video? If so, then you own the COPYRIGHT to it!
Copyright = legal protection given to an author who creates something in writing, music, or art.
Having a copyright gives the creator certain rights that can be enforced!
Students, you will be watching a video; however, before you watch the video, choose one question from the list below that you will answer.
Write that question in the WANT TO KNOW section of your KWL chart.
Watch the movie then answer the questions in complete sentences.
What do I WANT TO KNOW questions:
What creative works are protected by copyright?
What rights do I have if I hold a copyright on something?
In what situations is it ok to use a copyrighted work?
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Use the KWL chart for writing
Want to know more about this topic? Click here or read the FYI section under the copyright movie!
Extra Vocabulary you might see........
To be copywrited, a creative work must be a tangible expression. That means a work must be recorded so that it is on paper, canvas, disk, or computer hard drive. This means that anything that is NOT recorded, (a jazz solo at a live performance, for instance) is not protected by copyright.
Fair Use is a situation where people can use or copy a copyrighted work
A derivative work is an adaptation of your work where you change it or modify it in some way. For example, if you had created a song and recorded it, you could make a music video of that song as a derivative work.
Anyone who uses a copyrighted work without the owner's permission has committed copyright infringement. If a lawsuit is brought against the infringer, they will have to pay the copyright owner the money they made from using the copyrighted work.