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Copyright & Your PAL Project

As you work on your PAL Projects this year, you may find that you need to use other people's intellectual property as part of your work, whether by including images in a report, or putting a video on a website, or using music in a video that you make. As you do that, you need to make sure that you are acting ethically and legally in your use of that intellectual property. Specifically, you need to act within the bounds of copyright law. 

Copyright law gives owners of creative works some specific rights, including:

  • make copies of your work;
  • distribute copies of your work;
  • perform your work publicly (such as for plays, film, dances or music);
  • display your work publicly (such as for artwork, or stills from audiovisual works, or any material used on the Internet or television); and
  • make “derivative works” (including making modifications, adaptations or other new uses of a work, or translating the work to another media).

A Fair(y) Use Tale

This funny short film was created by Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University and is quite a thorough review of the basic principles of copyright, as explained through the mouths of various Disney characters. Watch through YouTube below, or download here from the Center for Internet & Society. 

(the video itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License, so feel free to share it!)

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