A quick explanation of copyright law

by billso on Thursday, 19 July 2007

Erik J. Heels posted a dia­gram that he used to explain copy­right to a child. I found the arti­cle on a Boing Boing post.

I drew up a cleaner ver­sion in Visio, and have posted it below. As Erick states, it’s just a start, and not a com­pre­hen­sive expla­na­tion of how copy­righted works may be used.

Copyright diagram

My web site uses a Cre­ative Com­mons license that pro­vides some addi­tional flex­i­bil­ity for my con­tent, as com­pared to copy­right law. Click the Cre­ative Com­mons link at the bot­tom of this page or see this page for more information.

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  • bil­l­lublin

    Bill May I use this copy of the dia­gram for a course that I teach (with appro­r­i­ate attri­bu­tion? ) I would appre­ci­ate it if you don;t mind.
    Thanks

  • http://billso.com/ Bill Sode­man

    Please do! Thanks for the comment.

  • http://www.smminstitute.com Bill Lublin

    Bill May I use this copy of the dia­gram for a course that I teach (with appro­r­i­ate attri­bu­tion? ) I would appre­ci­ate it if you don;t mind.
    Thanks

  • http://billso.com/ Bill Sode­man

    Please do! Thanks for the comment.

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