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Copyright means copy right: Copy Rights

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Copyright & Fair Use Handout

Copy rights are property rights. The copyright owner has the right to make a profit on every copy.

The law protects the right of the copyright owner to have the opportunity to receive payment for every copy of their intellectual property.

Caution: The creator of an original work may not own the copyright.  If you produce a “work for hire”, your employer may claim the copyright.

Copyright on Campus

Copyright vs Plagiarism

Plagiarism is theft of credit. Bad, but not illegal. However, teachers may equate plagiarism with cheating. Socially, this can ruin a political or writing career.

Copyright infringement implies theft of profit opportunity.

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