Web I Terms

Term Definition
Fair Use The conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying
Public Domain A range of materials that are not property of anyone
Search Engine A tool designed to search the internet to provide information (ex. Google, Yahoo, MSN)
Internet An electronic system of linked computers that share data
Phishing A criminal offense, accessing personal or sensitive information without permission; usually generated via email
Cyber Bullying The abuse of online materials to further harm another person
Netiquette Online etiquette; a set of rules to follow to create a safe environment
Web Browser An application that enables a client to preform electronically enhanced tasks using the internet (ex. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
Web Site Collection of different pages on the internet designed to help complete tasks
Royalty Free A contract between two servers entitling each the use of their property (clip art, images, graphics, and other creative content)which may be offered to the public to be used in a specific way (usually with a cost)
Hyperlink A reference link in a document to another document
Piracy False assumption of data; illegally downloading
Copyright A form of property which gives the owner certain rights that may be denied to others
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
Intranet A network within a specific organization; only accessible to by individuals employed by that company.
Download Receiving files from another computer; the transfer of files from one computer to another
Cyberspace A metaphor for describing the non-physical terrain created by computer systems; the electronic world
E-mail Electronic mail
Surfing Using the web to search for information
Client A personal computer connected to a server
Upload Sending files to a computer out on the internet
Plagiarism The use or close imitation of another's work without permission
Network Allows computers to share resources
Hypertext Text that serves as a link to another web page