Tweet 7: Know copyright guidelines to avoid issues
Use 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.
• Principals, advisers and students face misconceptions about who owns student