Open the hyperlink: http://www.teachict.com/gcse_new/legal/copyright/miniweb/index.htm
1. In your own words, describe the term - copyright:
Making sure something of your creation cannot be stolen and/or copied in any way. 2. The Copyright Designs and Patents Act was introduced in 1988 to protect the investment of time, money and effort of people who create original pieces of work.
3. Provide examples of original work which would be covered under this Act
4. Give three examples that people might do to break this Act
i) Copying a DVD or music CD and giving it to someone else or selling it to others
ii) Copying software
iii) Copying text from webpage and using it in your work or posting in onto your website and pretending it is your own work.
5. What are the effects on the software and music industry when people break copyright law and make copies of things they shouldn’t?
The companies suffer, as they do not gain any income from their idea. As a result they cannot hire more staff to create more software and upgrades etc.
Fill in the boxes in the table below;
Type of license
Description of license
Example of who might use this type of license
Single user licence
Software can be used on one PC for as long as you like. But it is only allowed to be used on one PC at a time
People at home
Multi user licence
This allows a certain number of users e.g. 15 to use the software at any one time. When they log off the machine, another 15 can use it. However, if they allow the software to be used by 16 people at the same time then they are breaking the terms of the licence. Schools
Allows everyone in the organisation to use the software at the same time. It can be loaded onto every machine and people can use it whenever they want. Sometimes the license allows the software to be...
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