Basics of Design Textbook and Notes
Things to remember: 1. Create a title that explains what the instructions are "How to...." 2. Use action verbs in the beginning "Pick up, take, hold...." 3. Use short clear sentences with words that are common. 4. Avoid words with more than one meaning. 5. Make sure to include any cautions, warnings, or dangers. 6. Be Specific. Other things to think about: Don't assume that everyone will know as much as you pictures are worth a thousand words
Does your work constitute fair use? If the answer is yes to the following questions you are good. 1. Are you creating something new? 2. Is the copyrighted work factual? 3. Is the portion of the work used small in amount and significance in relation to the entire work? 4. Does your use have little or no market impact on the copyrighted work? What is public domain? Works published in the U.S. before 1923 Works published in the U.S. in 1923 through 1963 Works published by the U.S. Federal Government Things not considered public domain: Works published in the U.S. in 1964 through 1977 - Automatic copyright renewal protects the work for 95 years. Works published in 1978 or later - Work is protected by copyright for the life of the author plus 70 years. (a longer copyright term may apply) What Work Does Copyright Protec? Literature Music Motion pictures and other audiovisual productions Sound recordings Pantomimes and choreography Pictorial, graphic, and sculptures Architectural designs Exampls of Fair Uses of Copyrighted Material Criticism Comment News reporting Teaching, includes making copies for use in the classroom Scholarship and research Parody Creative Commons - Is a non-profit organization that provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to have. Can be used to change your copyright terms from “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” Works alongside copyright, so you can modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.
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