Introduction to Copyright Laws and Graphics



Copyright and images on the web will be discussed. Copyright terms will be defined and used correctly. Students will have a thorough understanding of the difference between fair use and copyright infringement. The instructor will also introduce file formats and have students locate, select, save, and annotate a collection of images. Students will distinguish the three main file types GIF, JPEG, and PNG that are used to publish on the web. Further students will copyand save images from the Internet, using appropriate citations for copyright laws.

Lesson Time

1 class period
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Use copyright terms correctly
  • Understand the difference between fair use and copyright infringement
  • Identify and distinguish between GIF, JPEG, and PNG file formats
  • Understand how graphics are viewed
  • Copy and save images from the Inernet, using appropriate citations for copyright

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