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Tweet 7: Know copyright guidelines to avoid issues

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hazelwoodcolorUse original work–don’t ‘borrow.’ Copyright violation is a quick way to unhealthy student media. #25HZLWD http://jeasprc.org/tweet-7-know-copyright-guidelines-to-avoid-issues/

Student publications are legally and ethically required to follow the same copyright laws as professional newspapers and websites. That generally means that unless you have permission to use someone else’s work (yes, even if you found it on the Internet), you shouldn’t use it.

Some exceptions, like “fair use,” mean you can use another person’s image or work in limited circumstances.

Learn more about copyright and fair use from the Student Press Law Center resources listed below:
• Who owns the copyright? It depends.
http://www.jeasprc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/sprc-owncopyrtpkg10.pdf
• Principals, advisers and students face misconceptions about who owns student
work
http://www.splc.org/news/report_detail.asp?id=1584&edition=54
• Copyright
and
fair
use
http://ww.splc.org/presentations/kyr‐copyright.pdf
• Back
to
school
checklist:
who
owns
what?
http://www.splc.org/wordpress/?cat=13
• Guide
to
copyright
law
http://www.splc.org/knowyourrights/legalresearch.asp?id=32
• Copyright
law
PowerPoint
www.splc.org/presentations/ppcopyrightlaw.pps
• copyright

One Comment

  1. The “face misconceptions about who owns student 
work” and “Back 
to
school 
check list:
who
owns
what” are things I’d not seen at splc.org. I’m glad they’re part of this list. Thank you!
    Mark

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