© Copyright © A Quick Guide What does the law actually say? • Introduced to protect people who have created original pieces of work. • Books, Music, Films, Games, Applications. • 2 main purposes of the Act: • To ensure people are rewarded for their endeavours. • To give protection to the copyright holder if someone tries to steal their work. What the law covers… • The Act protects a wide range of work… written and computer based. • Includes: • Copying Software; • Copying or Downloading music; • Copying images or photographs from the Web; • Copying text from web pages. So what does this mean for you? Simply put this means Copyright is : • The right to NOT have your original work (in literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work) copied by someone else who could say they made it. e.g. text ( literature), pictures, most things that you could make ( including sounds). • That means you should not COPY anything without the owners permission. However …. – Students (people who are learning and teaching) can copy images and text for use in – their learning provided they acknowledge where they got the images and text from – and do not use them for commercial purposes ( to make money).