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BTEC Extended Diploma in ICT Assignment Brief

Unit 30 : Graphics Design

Module Tutor:
Michael Philimore
Course code:
Realized by:
Ana Grou

Task 1 [P6]

It’simportant to consider the legal aspects of creating anything new, both in the creation of new documents or using information from other sources. You do not want to be breaking any laws, resulting in afine or worse being brought in front of a court.

* What is copyright?
* How can you identify ownership?
* What is copyright free? (with relevant examples)
* How do you gainpermission to use an image?
* How do you register your image as copyrighted?
* Describe the Data Protection Act 1998

What is copyright?

Copyright is a way of protection (also called rights)designed by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” – which includes literary, music , photography , etc. That it is designed to protectthe form of expression of a creator against copying.
A copyright owner , is allowed to:
* Copy a work;
* Issue copies to the public;
* Perform show ;
* Play it, make adaptations ortranslations;
* Prevent others communicating a work to the public by electronic transmission;
* Prevent others making available to the public a recording of a performance by electronictransmission.
Also , certain authors of works of visual art have the rights of attribution and integrity as defined in section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act.
It is illegal the violation of the rightsprovided by the copyright owner.

Identify Ownership

The method to identify Ownership is : copyright symbol (©, the letter C inside a circle ), the abbreviation "Copr.", or the word "Copyright",followed by the year of the first publication of the work and the name of the copyright owner— was part of U. S. statutory requirements.
There is an example:

Other example :

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