All people are both information creators and users. Here you will learn about
What is "Information" ?
"Generally, information is whatever is capable of causing a human mind to change its opinion about the current state of the real world.."1
Thus, a poem, a painting, a song, or a film can also be considered, information.
1. "information." A Dictionary of Computer Science. Eds. Butterfield, Andrew, and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi. : Oxford University Press, 2016. Oxford Reference. 2016. Date Accessed 17 Feb. 2017 <http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199688975.001.0001/acref-9780199688975-e-2557>.
In general, copyright is the right given to the owner of an original work, it is an automatic right for the creator (author). Often times, the author then sells it on, for example a composer to a recording company like Sony.
|Who is the Copyright Owner?||The Author of the work|
** Copyrighted works on internet are protected by copyright law
** Your film is also copyright protected - you and your group own it
|Copyright last for?||Usually 50 years after the creator of the work dies|
Source: Intellectual Property Department (http://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/pub_press/publications/hk.htm)
Copyright law in HK - Copyright Ordinance (Cap. 528)
Using copyrighted works as part of your class assignment is covered under the "Fair Dealing for the purposes of giving or receiving instruction" in section 41-A of the Hong Kong Kong copyright ordinance. You mustl be very careful about:
Source: Intellectual Property Department (http://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/intellectual_property/copyright/faqs_copyright_exemptions_e.pdf)
Copyright in Education - FAQ (Chinese version only) (By Education Bureau)
If you are planing to share your work with the public on the Internet, you may consider to choose a Creative Commons License to protect your creative work.
For more information: https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/
There are six types of Creative Commons License:
|Attribution CC BY||This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation|
|Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA||This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms|
|Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND||This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.|
|Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC||This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.|
|Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA||This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.|
|Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND||This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.|
For more information: https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/licensing-types-examples/licensing-examples/