Where do they see this symbol and what does it mean? What is the difference between a copyright and a trademark? (Copyright is geared toward literary and artistic works, such as books and videos. A trademark protects items that help define a company brand, such as its logo.) Copyrights give inventors and artists exclusive ownership of something they’ve created and prevent them from being copied. This protection gives the owner the opportunity to profit from their creation. Brainstorm different items that inventors and artists might copyright.
What does the term “fair use” mean? Why might someone want to use a song or a work of art but not want to profit from its use? How might others use an invention or work of art fairly and legally? Why might an owner of a copyright want to give permission for someone to use their invention or work of art?