Copyright Vocabulary

Plagiarism~ Stealing someone else's work and pretending it's your's.

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 copyright material.  

Public Domain~ Materials that are not protected by copyright law that can be used by the public permission or payment.

Intellectual Property~ Original work protected by copyright law.

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

Hacking~ Accessing someones computer without permission regardless of the activity or intent.

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