Copyright for Digital Media Assignments : What is Copyright?
What is Copyright?
Do you ever wonder why:
- iTunes charges you $1.29 per song?
- videos in You Tube of recent episodes of The Walking Dead are quickly taken down?
Copyright is a federal law that gives creators of media the exclusive rights to copy, distribute, and mash up the things they create for a limited time. As you work on any assignment that includes digital media (e.g., images, video, or music) it is good practice to make sure you are abiding by copyright laws.
General resources on copyright law:
Additional Fair Use Resources
A Fair(y) Use Tale
Prof. Eric Faden of Bucknell University (fairly) compiled clips from Disney movies to create a video explaining Fair Use. Double-click the video to see it larger in You Tube.