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Digital Artifact

What is copyright? the exclusive legal right, given to an

originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform,


film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material,
and to authorize others to do the same.

How long does the copyright on an original work


last? 70 years
What is the Fair Use Act? any copying of copyrighted material done
for a limited and transformative purpose, such as to comment
upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done
without permission from the copyright owner

What is plagiarism? the practice of taking someone else's work or


ideas and passing them off as one's own

What types of things can be copyrighted? What cannot be


copyrighted? Can be Ideas, Methods, or Systems. Ideas, methods,
and systems are not covered by copyright protection,Choreographic
Works,Names, Titles, Short Phrases, Expressions,Fashion. Cant be
Works without enough "originality" (creativity) to merit copyright
protection such as titles, names, short phrases and slogans, familiar
symbols or designs, font design, ingredients or contents, facts, blank
forms, etc.

What is the public domain?the state of belonging or being


available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to
copyright

The Fair Use Act allows anyone to use copyrighted materials for
educational purposes. What other uses are covered under the
Fair Use Act? In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of
copyrighted material done for a limited and transformative
purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a
copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from
the copyright owner.