Values relating to human conduct, with respect to the correctness of certain actions.
A form of intellectual property that gives the author of an original work exclusive rights related to that work for a specified time period.
Rights Protected by Copyright
Reproduction, Adaptation, Distribution, Public Performance, Public Display
Originality, Minimal creativity, and Fixation
Things that can be Copyrighted
Photos, stories, illustrations, cartoons, advertisements, novels, Internet publications, marketing campaigns, films
Difficult or Impossible to Copyright
Ideas, facts, government records, slogans, titles, short phrases, names, familiar symbols, lists of ingredients, basic instructions
Purpose of Copyright
Encourage progress through advancements of arts and sciences, Reward creative efforts, Promote societal knowledge
A set of exclusive rights granted by a state to an inventor for a limited period of time in exchange for public disclosure.
Type of intellectual property typically associated with a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or combination of these elements.
To steal and pass off the ideas or work of another as one's own. Not a legal term.
Four Types of Invasion of Privacy
Intrusion, Appropriation, False Light, Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Facts
Classified as spying on or intruding into another person's affairs where that particular person has a right to privacy.
Using someone's name, likeness or identity without consent.
Making a statement about someone else when that statement bares no truth.
Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts
True or false information that is released about a private matter that is considered outrageous. Information can pertain to sexual conduct, medical conditions, or addiction.
The publication of a false statement that seeks to harm someone's reputation.
A malicious, false and defamatory statement or report that is spoken.