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all of these rights were created in order to support people who have created things, and respect their wishes as to how their creations are to be treated
These are all respected and upheld by the US court
Copyright is automatically applied to any original work that is created, while a creator needs to apply for a Creative Commons.
A courts ruling for Fair Use can have very different conclusions depending on each case., Because the world is quickly developing, cases that are similar can have very different conclusions depending on the year it was addressed.
While there is a marking symbol for 'Copyrighted', not everything under the law is marked because works are all assumed to be under this law. Creative Commons material is separately marked with a circled 'cc'.
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What is the nature of the work? How much of it is fiction vs non-fiction? How creative is the piece?
How much of it are you using?
Why are you using it? What is the purpose/character or the use?, commercial vs non-commercial
What affect are you going to have on the market of the piece of work?, Are you potentially going to take money from the creator?
Many sources offer special use to teachers, because they are using the material for educational purposes., If a teacher shows pictures to a class and the pictures are protected by Creative Commons, the teacher may not be doing anything wrong. If the work is copyrighted, they may be overstepping the copyright law., When searching online for material, teachers need to be aware of labels. If a piece of work is labeled with 'cc', then they need to research further as to the extent of the coverage.
A work that is covered by Creative Commons will be marked by a circled 'cc'.
The governments Copyright website:
Visit the Creative Commons website posted above, and familiarize yourself with the material.