Intellectual Property

original work protected by copyright law

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

Public Domain

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

Plagiarism

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

Piracy

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

Hacking

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

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