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Copyright is meant to protect creative property. Piracy is the unauthorized use of material which is covered by copyright law, in a manner that violates one of the original copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works that build upon it. Illegally downloaded videos, audios, and images or using unreferenced written work can lead to trouble. Below are links to learn more about piracy.
SSIA Don't Copy That 2 (outside source)
Designed for use in schools, this sequel to 1992's "Don't Copy That Floppy," follows MC Double Def DP on his ongoing crusade against piracy in the digital age.
Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center (outside source)
The Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center's website emphasizes copyright issues relevant to the education and library community, including examples of fair use and policies.
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright (outside source)
The Library of Congress provides a fun and interactive flash site for educators and students on copyright.
United States Copyright Office (outside source)
The official website for the US Copyright office.
For additional information, contact:
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701