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Communication Design: Graphic, Advertising, Packaging, Exhibition, Visual Presentation

Choosing to Copyright

According to the US Copyright Office "Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device."

While you do not need to register your work for a copyright, visual artists may do so here:

If you are hosting your works online and have not chosen a CC license, you might want to add a copyright statement. Here are some handy copy and paste statements:

FIT Library Playlist on Intellectual Property

The videos in this playlist are good icebreakers for discussions on intellectual property issues other than than plagiarism, such as copyright infringement, trademark violation and fair use.

Determining Copyright Status of Another Person's Work

Obtaining Permissions

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