1. Ethics: The discipline concerned with what is morally good or bad
    1. What do we value? Family? Religion? Job? Truth & Facts?
    2. In Communications, we value Truth, Facts, and the Written Word
  2. Copyright: “a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution” -Wikipedia
    1. Anne’s Law in 1709
    2. U.S. Constitution Article 1 Section 8 in 1787
    3. only for a limited time – must renew frequently
    4. What you can’t copyright
      1. Ideas
      2. Process
      3. Facts
      4. Names
      5. or Natural Resources
    5. You can copyright
      1. your experessions of ideas, facts, processes, etc.
    6. In order to copyright, you must have…
      1. An original work.
      2. fixed in a tangible format.
    7. Six rights of a Copyright holder
      1. Reproduction
      2. Distribution
      3. Public Performance
      4. Public Display
      5. Derivative Works
      6. Moral rights
    8. Copyrights can be held…
      1. for a life of the author + 70 years
      2. 125 years for companies
  3. Plagiarize: To steal the words of another person, and try to pass off as your own
    1. The most frequent crime commited by college students
    2. All sources must be cited in your paper
  4. Fair Use: to use a small amount for the following uses.
    1. School
    2. Parody
    3. News Report
    4. Critical Commentary