Public Domain: Materials that are in the public domain are things that are open to the public and are not protected by copyright; the owner is the public. Anyone can use it without permission. Four ways that things enter the public domain
1. The copyright is outdated, expired
2. The owner of the copyright did not renew the copyright
3. The owner of the work puts it into the public domain; dedication
4: The law of copyright does not cover the item
Fair use - when a person uses copyrighted work for a limited purpose. People can comment on, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work without the laws of plagiarism affecting the user.
Can use for: criticism, news reporting, teaching, and/or research
Creativity: The formation of original ideas. These ideas are original, but they can be based on the past, or other ideas. For example, Star Wars. Nobody ever thought of Star Wars before George Lucas, but people have thought of characters like a rogue scoundrel, a trusty sidekick, a wise man, a training chosen one, and a strong independent woman, but George Lucas put these ideas and more together to form the synthase that is Star Wars.
R-R-R-R-Remix: A remix is a mixture of an old song, to make it sound different than the original. This is plagiarism, unless it is approved by the artist or it is given credit. To be honest, most people like the original song better, and the remix usually does not change too much about the original song. Plagarism is taking soemthing and saying that you created it, when you did not. Remixing is taking something someone else created, still giving them credit, and making it different without altering it too much.