Be Legal & Fair

  1. Creativity and Innovation:  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.  a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products , or processes, b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
  2. Communication & Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.  a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  3. Research and Information Fluency b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
  4. Digital Citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. In America, ideas that you creat are protected by copyright laws. If you create a book, song, painting, architectual style, or movie then nobody else can make money from that idea, without your permission. There are also rules in school that prevents students from copying other people’s writing, and submitting it as their own.
  5. Technology Operations and Concepts  
          b. select and use applications
          effectively and productively

Copyright and copyright infringement are two very different things. Copyright is the law that protects your creations from other people’s use, so they cannot make a profit off of it. Copyright infringement is the illegal use of someone’s copyrighted work.

Fair Use: Someone’s creation that is now free to use because heir copyright is over. Now it is public. This occurs 70 years after the death of the creator.

Public Domain: the works of the creator,that is now deceased, whose copyright is now expired. 

Plagiarism: is the use of another’s thoughts or ideas.

Royalty: payments from the asker to the owner to use their creation over a period of time.


~ by alpha123456 on June 1, 2012.

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