Copyright Vocab

Copyright~the owner has control of what can be done with their intellectual property

Fair Use~exceptions and limitations to copyright law that allow the public to use portions of copyrighted material

Hacking~accessing someone's computer without permission regardless of the activity or intent

Intellectual Property~original work protected by copyright law

Piracy~term used when music, movies and software are copied and "burned" illegally

Plagiarism~"stealing" someone else's work and pretending it's yours

Public Domain~materials that are not protected by copyright law that can be used by the public without permission or payment

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