For this lesson, review the topics below and complete the Copyright Worksheet.
STRAND 8 – Copyright Law
Students will be able to understand and practice copyright laws, ethics, and legal issues dealing with commercial art as identified in United States Code Title 17 Chapter 1 Section 101.
Define copyright and know how to copyright your work.
Click on the headers to open them:
“Copyright is a legal concept, provided in most countries, that gives artists the exclusive right to publish, adapt and license their work for financial benefit.
“Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship …”
— U.S. Copyright Office, FAQ
Creating copy with a Registration with U.S. Copyright office.
Take notes of this video on your Copyright Worksheet (Especially the Fair Use Limitations).
Marks ®, ©, ™, and watermark
Copyright Marks – see this article:What Do Those Copyright and Trademark Symbols Really Mean?
A watermark is a graphic or textual overlay on a digitally displayed creative work to identify the artist and/or render the work useless for anyone else to use it (discourages copying and using).
- Copyright owner – The originator of a creative work or the person or entity that purchased the copyright.
- Original works/Copies –
- Digital transmission –
- Financial gain – Monetary benefits from selling a copyright or licensing a creative work.
- Creative Works
- Audiovisual works, computer programs, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, photographs, works of visual art
Students will practice ethics and rules governing photojournalism.
- Editorial content must not be changed. Note: Photo illustrations.
Students will practice correct usage of copyright laws.
- The right to reproduce, manipulate, distribute, plagiarize or exhibit another artist’s work outside of fair use provisions.
- Licensing the use of creative works for financial gain with:
- Time limitations
- Portion limitations (in text material, Illustrations and photographs)
- Distribution limitations (copy/quantity)
Students will demonstrate understanding of ethics related to social and legal issues in subject choice.
i.e. model releases, image appropriateness, and cultural sensitivity.
- Client Basic Digital Photography
- Date November 1, 2016
- Tags BDP, BDP Lessons, BDP UNIT 1 Lessons, BFP, BFP Lessons, DVC, DVC Lessons