Thing 7 Quest 1 Digital Artifact

   What I learned from 21 things 4 student Thing 7 Quest 1 is about Copyright Laws.             I learned that when you take a copyrighted creation without giving permission and not giving the author credit I found out what consequences I get for stealing an another person's work.

What is Copyright Law?

   Copyright is the legal rights to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book, musical recording, etc., for a certain period of time and the Copyright Law is the law that shows the consequences and the exact law that is attached to the copyrighted material.     

Not all things are copyrighted though. Materials that already passed the time limit of the copyright law goes to the Public Domain and allows every person who wants to use that material to use it without permission of giving the author credit. But the time limit for the copyright law is keep on getting longer and now it is 70 years after the death of the author of the creation.

   There is something called a Fair Use where you can use the material under certain circumstances even though it is copyrighted. The circumstances of the fair use act is that you can use the copyrighted material for purposes like criticism, news reporting, teaching, and researching.

What is Plagiarism?

   Plagiarism is when you use someone else is work and saying that it is your work or you use someone else's work and you do not give the author credit for his work and which this breaks the copyright law. Pirating, plagiarism they might have a slight difference but there all still stealing and breaking the copyright law.


Fair Use: (In US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may,under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.

Copyright: The legal rights to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book, musical recording, etc., for a certain period of time.

Public Domain: Materials belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and there fore not subject to copyright.

Creative Commons License: A Creative Commons license lets you dictate how others may use your work. The Creative Commons license allows you to keep your copyright but allows others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit and only on the conditions you specify.

Hyeonjoon. K                                                 12/10/14