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Ethical Use of Information Worksheet Week 13

Name ___________Matt Geisel____________________

1. What is copyright? How does it represent a compromise?

- the right of the copyright holder to control the reproduction, distribution, adaptation, performance and public display of a creative work

2. What does it mean when material is in the public domain?

- Works that are freely available for commercial or public use without restriction - not protected by copyright restrictions

3. What is “fair use”?

- “the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties and without seeking written permission”

4. What are the four tests of fair use?
a. Purpose and character of use b. Nature of the copyrighted work c. Amount and substantiality used

d. Market effect The following are scenarios that involve the use of information. Indicate if each is plagiarism or an infringement of copyright or not and why you think so.

• Chole found really good information on a website and copied a few paragraphs from it and pasted it into her paper, but did not cite it in her paper. Is this an ethical use of information or she guilty of plagiarism and/or copyright violation? Why or why not?

- She is guilty of plagiarism because she used someone else’s words and did not cite them.

• Mary has a personal Internet site which contains pictures, cartoons, and sayings from the web that she has copied and added to it. When asked if her use of items she has found on the web might violate copyright, she reported that she was careful to use only those things that did not have a copyright notice. Is that an ethical use of information or is she guilty of plagiarism and/or copyright violation? Why or why not?

-This is an ethical use of the information…...

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