Be Positive Online: Copyright & Attribution
What is copyright?
Copyright is a set of laws to protect creators. Anything that has been made, including pictures, music, & videos, is automatically protected under copyright laws and should not be used without permission from the creator.
There are websites that provide pictures & sounds with permission to reuse them. Click here for a list of free resources.
Task for K-5th: Visit the CyberBee website.
Task for 6th-12th: Visit the Copyright Kids website.
How do you make a citation?
If you need to create a bibliography in MLA, APA or other formats, there are websites that will create the citations for you.
Google Docs and Microsoft Word have creators built into them, or you can use a free, online citation creator such as Citation Machine.
Check for Understanding:
- Has anyone ever taken credit for something that you have done, or used something that you made without your permission? How did that make you feel?
- Why are there copyright rules?