Copyright + Fair Use
Understanding copyright can be very tricky. In the academic world, the way we make sure we are not plagiarising, or using someone else's work, is by using correct citations when quoting or paraphrasing their liturature. With video, images, sound, or, social media posts, it can be even more difficult to be authentic in attribution. Regardless of which citation style you use or how you credit a creator, you MUST include in writing that you are not the creator of something you are using in your own work. This includes anything you share in Canvas or upload to a public or private forum.
Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Basically this section of the law allows for small portions, or in some cases all of the content, to be used in a non-profit educational setting without charging royalites to the user. For more information on fair use, click here
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