IELTS Preparation Series 1, Episode 25: Copyright
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Hello. Welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation. I'm Margot Politis.
Today we're going to talk about simple present tense, definitions and technical vocabulary,
all the things you need to know and use to write a report.
First, we'll listen to someone talking about copyright - the rights people have to their
It's structured like a simple information report.
Copyright's a passion of mine. Copyright is the exclusive bundle of rights, which is awarded
to the author or a creator of work, to entitle them to market it, to get economic reward
for their creative endeavour and to entitle them to say when, how and on what conditions
their work may be used.
Once I put my book on the internet anybody can access it at the push of a button, or
click of a mouse. Anybody can download it, copy it and transmit it without my knowledge,
without my consent a hundred times over to every country in the world without me knowing.
There is a misconception about work, which is submitted to the internet, and it's that
if you've given it to the internet, it's gone to a public domain, therefore anyone can use
it as they will, when they will, and that is a very seriously ill-founded misconception.
The fact that you submit work to the internet does not affect your legal rights in relation
to that work.
OK, so we heard Celine McInerney present an information report.
An information report presents information about a subject.
Its purpose is to classify and describe a subject using a range of facts.
The subject is usually a general topic or area, rather than a specific person or place.
For example, the general subject of today's information report is copyright.
But whatever the subject, there are a few common features that all information reports
You might notice that the report is in the simple present tense.