It’s never been more important to understand copyright laws, and the new animated video series by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) makes it easy. The first installment is roughly 6.5 minutes in length and features two fictitious coworkers (Jim and Jill) discussing the do’s and don’ts of distributing published content.
You’ll learn the basics of copyright, why it’s important, how it’s obtained, along with what is and isn’t covered under US copyright law.
Also included is a discussion on fair use, first sale, and attribution. The video is free and can be viewed and/or downloaded at www.copyright.com/copyrightbasicsvideo
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.