Understanding Copyright: Mrs. Dran Period 2

What is copyright?  In class today, we watched the music video What’s Copyright?, read the article Understanding Copyright by Renee Hobbs, Katie Donnelly, and Sandra Braman, and had discussions about copyright.  You also completed a worksheet about what you learned and listed question you have about copyright with your partner.  You even had time to do some research and explore answers to questions you have.

Individually, post a comment (a short paragraph) about what you learned about copyright.  Your post should include at least one thing you learned from looking up your questions from the worksheet.  You may also include anything you learned today, and any questions you may still have about copyright.  Remember, use proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization!

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24 Comments »

  1. Emily Kocher Said:

    copyright is the right to the owners individuality. i learned that the copyrights follow the first ammendment. Many laws back up the copyright single law.

  2. Sarah Butler Said:

    To get something copyrighted you have to fill out a form from an official website and get it registered.

  3. Ashley Simoni Said:

    Copyright follows the first amendment process protecting peoples freedoms. I learned that you must get authorization to use a persons copyright unless you “remix” their idea into your own.

  4. Monique Said:

    Copyright is a much more complicated thing than I thought it was. Punishments for not getting permission to use a piece of material are very serious. I learned that the copyright laws are built on the values of the First Amendment. The First Amendment protects freedom of speech and of the press. To be able to use someone else’s material without a license, that person must “transform” the material into their own work. Reducing a picture in size is one way to transform a piece of work. I also learned that copyright protects the owner for 14 years plus an additonal 14 years if the registration is renewed. Copyright has been around for a long time and will continue to be enforced.

  5. Nate Vitale Said:

    Copyright has been formed from the first ammendment of the United States. It is a very serious offence if people do not follow copyright laws. Copyright protects intellectual property such as books, movies, and music. Almost anything can have a copyright put on it and only the owner has the right to reproduce and distribute copies of their work. The only way around the laws are with fair use. Under fair use other people can take copywrighted work and change it to make it their own. A form from the government must be filled out to put a copywright on a persons invention.

  6. josh stubber Said:

    copyright is bad. i think people dont take it seriously. but it is

  7. Tara Said:

    copyright is bad…

  8. megan Said:

    Copyright has been made for the owner to control and balances the rights of users. It promotes peoples creativity. It was created from the first ammendment and if you go against the copyright laws you get in serious trouble.

  9. Haylee Pigman Said:

    Copyright gives rights to the people for creativity. There ae Punishments for not getting permission to use a piece of material I learned that the copyright laws are built upon the First Amendment. Transforitization is key when copywriting. I also learned that copyright protects the owner for 14 years plus an additonal 14 years if the registration is renewed.

  10. christina battaglini Said:

    copyright follows the first amendment protecting peoples ideas. many other laws also support this.i also learned that you can use someone idea with permission or you can remake your own version of it.

  11. Anthony Venanzio Said:

    A claim made by a concept’s creator or owner that said concept is theirs and theirs alone. Use of copyright is protected legally, but many people feel that the concept is ethically invalid – leading to the rise of Internet file-sharing. Often cited using a © symbol, followed by a year. There are many ways around copyright, such as using rules on “Fair Use” such as changing the purpose, context or information. Or you could use just a fraction of the copyrighted item, or use it for educational use. There are many ways around copyrights, you just have to figure a way out.

  12. josh sheldon Said:

    Copyright is bad, you can get into major trouble forging documents.
    It is BAD!!

  13. jake trillow Said:

    the first known use of copyright was in 1735, it is the leagle wright to reproduce, publish sell or distribute the matter and form of something. people that copyright stuff are terrible knuckle heads!

    • Grammar Nazi Said:

      The first known use of copyright was in 1735, it is the legal right to reproduce, publish, sell or distribute the matter and form of something. People that copyright stuff are terrible knuckle heads!

      FIXED

  14. Derek Meuser Said:

    Copyright law builds upon the first amendment that protects people’s ideas or creations such as, books, music, movies, photos, etc. Only the owner has the exclusive rights to reproduce the work, distribute copies of the work, to perform/display the work publicly, and to create derivative works. Copyright initially lasts 14 years, plus an additional 14 years if the copyright owner renews the registration. The only way around the copyright laws is the Fair Use Doctrine. The Fair Use Doctrine states that the use of copyrighted material, for a different purpose, is not an infringement.

  15. Maria Said:

    I have learned that you have to understand the First Amendment to be able to understand copyright. It protects the five freedoms, including freedom of the press and freedom of speech. The only way people are allowed to use copyright is if they make the original work into their own type of work. They can do this by reducing the size, surronding it by new content, and reprinted in a biographical context. The only way you can use it if the fair use is if the courts consider four facts which are the purpose and character of the use, the nature of the copyright work, the amount and substantiality of the portion used, and the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

  16. brad hronek Said:

    Copyright promotes creativity. Copying what others have created is not legal and does not promote positivity. Copy right gives control to the owner so that they can decide what the want to do with your creation. The 1st amendment gives us the right to use copy righted works made by whoever.

  17. Bryan Ingram Said:

    Copyright was started by the Constitution. It is called the copyright clause and belongs to Article 1 section 8 clause 8. Copyright is a personal claim to an intellectual property that you create. Violating copyright laws, especially on school or legal documents, could lead to imprisonment and fines.

  18. Derek Meuser Said:

    Copyright law builds upon the first amendment that protects people’s ideas or creations such as, books, music, movies, photos, etc. Only the owner has the exclusive rights to reproduce the work, distribute copies of the work, to perform/display the work publicly, and to create derivative works. Copyright initially lasts 14 years, plus an additional 14 years if the copyright owner renews the registration. The only way around the copyright laws is the Fair Use Doctrine. The Fair Use Doctrine states that the use of copyrighted material, for a different purpose, is not an infringement.

  19. Logan Krawchyk Said:

    Copyright was originally started in the Constitution under the Copyright Clause. Copyright is a set of strict rules that say how, when, or even if people can use other people’s intellectual works and ideas in other things. If somebody does not copyright their work, it can be duplicated and used in other ways that they may not like. There are many different arguments about copyright: how strict it should be, how the work can be used, how long it last, etc. There have been many changes made to copyright since it was invented, and there are still discrepancies about it.

  20. Rich Smallwood Said:

    Copyright follows the First Amendment when it comes to its laws. If you choose to copyright something I feel bad for you, because your gonna be in trouble. Who was the first person to copyright and what were the charges?

    – Rich ” Slam Dunk ” Smallwood

  21. Christian Farris Said:

    The past few days I have a lot about copyright. People have the right to protect thier ideas. We are not aloud to go onto the internet and use the exact words from another persons work. You must change it and turn it into your own words and thoughts. Copyright laws are protected under the first amendment.

  22. Matt Critchlow Said:

    Copyright Laws help enforce the first amendment in protecting peoples ideas and work such as books, photos, movies, etc. The copyright of a work initially lasts 14 years plus another 14 years if the owner renews the registration. After the owner or author has died, their work is protected for 70 years after their death. If the work is involved with a corporation, it can copyrighted for 95 years from the date of publication, or 120 years from the year of its publication.

  23. Matt Rubino Said:

    Over the past few days I have learned a lot about copyright that i didn’t. Copyright is the protection of documents and many other things so that no one else steals them for their own use or property. Copyright law protects works of “intellectual property” which is creative expresions of ideas in fixed symbolic form.


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