Did You Know?
Copyright material includes text, music, videos, games, movies, & software.
The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was signed by President Bush on November 2, 2002.
|Making a work available on the Internet does not change its copyright status. You should assume that a work is copyrighted unless a clear statement to the contrary is made.|
10 Copyright Myths
Copyright Misconceptions - each of these items are FALSE!
Myth #1: “To obtain a copyright on my work, I have to register it.”
Myth #2: “If it doesn’t have a copyright notice, it’s not copyrighted.”
Myth #3: “It is legal to copy a work as long as I give the author full credit.”
Myth #4: “If I don’t charge for the work, it’s not a copyright violation.”
Myth #5: “Anything on the Internet is in the public domain.”
Myth #6: “Unless I copy the whole work, it is ‘fair use’ and thus not a violation of copyright.”
Myth #7: “I may use characters from other writers as long as my story is original.”
Myth #8: “Anything mailed or e-mailed to me becomes my property.”
Myth #9: “Song lyrics aren’t protected by copyright.”
Myth #10: “If the copyright holder didn’t register their copyright, I can’t be sued.”