POTENTIAL LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF USING AND EDITING GRAPHICAL IMAGES Unit 30 - Task 05.

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What cannot be copyrighted? Variations of lettering, or colouring Titles, names, short phrases & slogans Familiar symbols or designs Listings of contents Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries Common information Legal documents It needs to be taken into account that these cannot be copyrighted but a number of these things may be protected by trademarks. Source: for-graphic-designers-part-1/

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<p>POTENTIAL LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF USING AND EDITING GRAPHICAL IMAGES Unit 30 - Task 05 Copyright Is a legal practice giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is the right to copy, but also gives the holder the right to be credited for the work In digital graphics, copyright it used to prevent others from stealing others work and calling it their own. It comes into force as soon as the creator has transferred an idea from their head to something physical It is infringed when someone copies/adapts a big enough part of your designs without your authority. It varies country by country on what is regarded as a large enough infringement but the rule of thumb is that the substance of your work is that part that gives it its originality and if this is copied it is usually the time authorities can be informed. What cannot be copyrighted? Variations of lettering, or colouring Titles, names, short phrases &amp; slogans Familiar symbols or designs Listings of contents Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries Common information Legal documents It needs to be taken into account that these cannot be copyrighted but a number of these things may be protected by trademarks. Source:for-graphic-designers-part-1/ To what extent can images be used? Using pre-created work to create a new may be infringement without the owners permission. However, the copyright in the new section will then be owned by both of you. There is a number of fair dealings that can used with copyrighted images Use for non-commercial research &amp; private study Use for review/criticism Use in news reporting For purposes of teaching (for example writing on the board about a graphic) For purposes of examination What would be infringing copyright? Issuing or making available copies to the general public Copying the graphic Amending/Altering the graphic The copyright owner can give permission for these actions to be taken however, so they will need to be approached if you wish to do this Length of copyright Source:Length of non- crown copyright Length of Crown copyright Source:Crown copyright is that of servants of the Crown or Government departments and agencies, and works that have been commissioned by the Crown How to gain permission to use images The only way to fully prevent infringing copyright is to find out the owner of the graphic &amp; then get them to give you permission for whatever it is you want to do with the product. Me using digital graphics and the copyright issues involved When working with graphics that already exist, it is important to know that you have permission to use the image whether that is for research or because of the forum in which it will be used. As the images I have used are either mine or the schools they all fall within copyright which I have access to. Designs I have used I have adapted so they are original but I have still referenced the original creator in concurrence with the copyright laws. To file my work under copyright I would use the poor mans copyright method in which I would send the work to myself in a sealed envelope by registered mail, using the postmark to establish the date. Sources all taken on 7/10/13digital-images/ - Slides: 4, 5, 6, 7 &amp; 8digital-images/designers-part-1/ - Slides: 3, 4 &amp; 8designers-part-1/- Slide: 2</p>

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