Showing posts with label copyright for schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label copyright for schools. Show all posts

Friday, May 17, 2013

Still the Best Presentation on Copyright for Educators

In my previous post I shared Copyright on Campus which is a six minute overview of what copyright means for teachers. For a much more in-depth exploration of what copyright means for educators I highly recommend Dr. Wes Fryer's presentation Copyright for Educators. I've shared his presentation many times over the last four years. I still think it's the best online presentation that you can find on the topic. 

Copyright on Campus - A Six Minute Exploration of the Nuances of Copyright

Copyright and Fair Use are cloudy areas for many students and educators to try to navigate. This evening I found Copyright on Campus which is a six minute cartoon that does a nice job of explaining many of the nuances of copyright as it applies to educators. While the explanations are given for a collegiate setting they could be applied to K-12 too. The video is embedded below.

Copyright on Campus was produced by the Copyright Clearance Center which is a for-profit organization. That is probably why the video lacks a balanced discussion of section 107 of Title 17 of the Copyright Law of the United States. Rather than making you go look it up, I've pasted the content of section 107 below.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

YouTube Launches Copyright School

Today, YouTube launched a redesigned copyright center and a brand new Copyright School. These new services are designed to educate YouTube users about what is and is not a copyright violation. According to their announcement, users who have a video flagged for copyright violations will be required to attend Copyright School before being able to upload more content. Copyright School is essentially a video explanation of copyright accompanied by a series of questions. You can watch the video below.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Copyright & Creative Commons Webinar Today

I realize it's late notice, but I just remembered this myself and have to pass it along. MLTI (the overseers of Maine's 1:1 program) is running two webinars this afternoon and evening about Copyright and Creative Commons.

The 3:15pm (EST) webinar will feature Creative Commons Policy Coordinator Tim Vollmer discussing Creative Commons from an educator's point of view. Time is reserved in the 3:15 webinar for a Q&A with the audience.

The 7:15pm (EST) webinar is designed to introduce educators to Copyright, Fair Use, Public Domain, and Creative Commons topics in layman's terms.

You can learn more about the webinars here. You can also register for the webinars (they're free) by clicking here then clicking on the time slot in the schedule. If the webinar is less than 30 minutes away you'll be redirected to join the webinar without registering.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright is a resource for kids produced by the Library of Congress. Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright is intended to help elementary school students understand the purposes and functions of copyright.

There are four sections to Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright. The first section, Copyright Exposed, features a short cartoon that explains how copyright protects artists. Files on Record, the second section, chronicles important historical developments in copyright law. The third section, Reading the Fine Print, answers common questions and addresses common myths about copyright laws. The last section, Steps to Copyright, instructs students on registering their own works for copyright protection.

Applications for Education
Copyright can be a difficult subject for some students to understand. That said, in a world filled with digital media, it is very important for students to learn how copyright affects them. Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright could be a great resource for introducing elementary school students to the regulations and rights associated with copyright.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Comprehensive Lesson Plans for Teaching Copyright
Creative Thinking - Lessons About Copyright
Copyright for Educators