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Chapter 3 Reading Notes

Key Terms:

Libel – Printed Falsehood

Slander – Oral Falsehood

Defamation – both oral and written falsehoods.

Fair Comment Privilege – You can state your opinion even if facts are wrong as long as you don’t do it with malicious intent.

Public Domain – After a certain time all material becomes public domain.

Copyright – Material that cannot be redistributed without the author’s permission.

Plagiarism – Copying written works without crediting the author.

Basically get permission for everything you do and you won’t get into legal troubles.  ‘Nuff said.

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