Ethics, Copyright and Free Use

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Free-use photo of “Don’t Copyright” logo

When you write your thoughts, draw a picture, create a video or play a piece of music from your heart, did you know that it belongs to you?!?!? Nobody can share it, or steal it or use it without your permission! It is the law.

There are a lot of pieces of the law that you need to know to be successful in class and when posting to any site or social media blog on-line.

There are a specific set of rules for journalists:

ETHICS IN JOURNALISM! 

http://www.splc.org/

We will take the Student Press Law quiz at the end of this module!

http://www.splc.org/page/student-press-law-quiz


FAIR USE AND COPYRIGHT

What about if you use a picture from the internet? Or copy a page from a book? What is “Fair Use?” What is “copyright?” These are two important terms you need to know well in order to post content on our website and on PirateTV!

http://www.studentreportinglabs.com/resource/lesson-14-structure-broadcast-news

Let’s take a moment to review “Fair Use” We start with this video!

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2007/03/fairy-use-tale

Copyright quiz:

http://www.copyrightkids.org/quizframes.htm

Google rules
Google rules

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • And finally, how do you cite a source at the end of a paper? You can use this site to help navigate references.
  • www.citationmachine.net

POSTING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA: (ETHICS) RULES OF THE ROAD

http://www.splc.org/article/2014/08/when-it-comes-to-social-media-some-old-school-legal-rules-may-not-apply


LINK JOURNALISM

We can use Link Journalism to link back to an original source:

https://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/4-reasons-why-linking-is-good-journalism-2-reasons-why-linking-is-good-business/


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