Chris Morrison and Jane Secker provide a brief summary of the 9 things they think anyone who works with copyright material should know about copyright.

The post was written from a University perspective, but it's relevant to us all.

The topics include:
Copyright covers all fixed, original expressions of human knowledge and creativity for a limited time
It exists on the internet
Copyright governs certain types of ‘usage’ of copyright works
There are resources you can use without asking for permission
All copyright works are equal in the eyes of the law, but some are more equal than others
The biggest risk is to reputation, but money still talks
There is no such thing as zero risk, but you can get pretty close if you think about what you’re doing
Act responsibly
You are not alone...

Read the full post here.