Copyright Awareness

Copyright Awareness

What is Copyright?

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations.

“Copyright” literally means the right to copy. The owner of copyright has the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, and, in the case of certain works, publicly perform or display the work; to prepare derivative works; in the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission; or to license others to engage in the same acts under specific terms and conditions. (Information Circular 1A)

Fair Use

Fair use is the exception in the Copyright law (Section 107) that allows use of copyrighted works for various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered “fair,” such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair:

FOUR FACTORS OF FAIR USE

  1. Purpose
  2. Nature of the Copyrighted Work
  3. Amount and Substantiality
  4. Effect of use on the Potential Market

Music

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Athletics

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