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Copyright for Animation

Continuing Education Ideas

Here are your classmates' ideas for ongoing copyright education!

How can we better educate ourselves to avoid unintentional copyright issues? ie. accidentally committing copyright infractions

Be open to discussing.

make sure to look up the law before creating artwork

ask a professional

Read about your country's copyright law's as well American Copyright due to heavy online presence.

A) Hire lawyer B) Tear down the system

First of all, ask for permission when possible, check the permissions the creator has listed, try to make sure you're using things that are open source or fair use. Be extra careful and ask if you are unsure if what you are using or modifying is abideable by the law. If you're REALLY unsure, just don't do it.

Pay attention to the source copyright information before you use it.

Be aware of what you are creating, and research the topic/company. If what you are creating is non-profit, and copyrighted products are in use, be sure to give credit where credit is due.

Search online for restrictions and who owns it. Attend seminars related to the topic. Read terms and conditions when getting a license.

Google is your friend :)

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Make sure you're getting current information from credible sources. It's even more important when you're dealing with the law, and a legal situation that is constantly changing.