Copyright Law TodayWhen you understand itfully could you pleaselet me know .....Current Law is a 300+page reportThis creates a headachefor teachers who are Image courtesy of The Mary Suejust trying to maketheir instruction better
Liability None the less as professional educators we must make sure we abide by the rules.... If copyrighted material is used illegally(despite innocent intentions) blame (lawsuits) could be cast on: - individual or - company
Special Provision Th for Educators TEA e C HSection 110(1) Section 110(2) Ac tGave educators a ...however face-to-separate set of face is no longerrights to display the standard forand perform other’s classrooms. The ruleworks in the was changed toclassroom... incorporate distance ed... result = problem.
What can you use? Public DomainFirst it is important to understand that justbecause you found it online it is notnecessarily free.Second massive digitization projects arehappening right now to increase publicdomain content (free) resources
Creative Commons Creative Commons LogoAccording to their website, the CreativeCommons is a place to share youcreativity and knowledge with the world
Creative Commons Creative Commons LogoYou can search the creative commons forothers’ works on the internet that can beused safely.Also should you post anything onlineyou can attach a creative commonslicense so others can use it.
More than likely your school has acquired certain licenses that provides access to otherwise restricted content You can also attempt to get permission personally through: Collective rights organizations Image Archives Motion Picture Licensing Corp. Contacting the authorCheck out this link to find more ways to obtain permission:http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/permissn.html
Fair UseThe center for Social Media in partnership with theWashington School of Law at American University aredeveloping a number of Fair Use Best Practices statements.These statements are based of the most current court rulings.Essentially when deciding whether or not you can usesomething ask yourself these two questions:Is the use you want to make of another’s work transformative - that is does it add value to and repurpose the work for a new audience? Is the amount of material you want to use appropriate to achieve your transformative purpose?
Fair Use If for some reason the two questions from the previous slide do not give you the peace of mind you are looking for you can try to apply the four factors that make up the Fair Use policy: Favor use Favor permission What is the character of the use? Criticism, repurposing, Commercial commentary What is the nature of the work to be Imaginative, Fact, Published used? unpublished More than a small How much of the work will you use? Small amount. amount Use is notIf this kind of use were widespread, what Original is out of transformative, competes effect would it have on the market for print, unavailable, with original. avoids the original or for permissions? unidentifiable owner payment
SourcesThe Mary Sue: www.themarysue.comCreative Commons: creativecommons.orgCopyright Crash Course:http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/index.html#build