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  • MODULE 5 COURSE CONTENT (VIEW IN SLIDE SHOW VIEW) Copyright in Distance Education
  • Module Objectives
    • At the completion of this module, you will be able to:
      • The student will be able apply copyright laws and the fair use policy toward the creation of a distance education curriculum for an online class correctly.
      • The student will be able to describe how the TEACH act relates to a distance education curriculum and demonstrate how it is used in a distance education course with 100% accuracy.
      • The student will be able to develop a Copyright Training Program demonstrating the use of distance education with a rubric score of 90% or greater .
  • Module 4 Readings
    • 1) Teaching and Learning at a Distance pg. 298-316
    • 2) The TEACH ACT
    • 3)  Copyright Laws and Fair Use in the Digital Era
    • 4)  The Climate of Distance Education in the 21st Century
    • 5)  Whose Property is it Anyhow?
  • What is Copyright?
  • What is Copyright?
    • Copyright is:
      • The legal rights to an original work
        • Right granted to authors to reproduce, distribute and sell their work
      • Created to protect the flow of creative work
        • No Protection, No Compensation, No New Materials
      • Assume any work created after 1978 is copyrighted unless otherwise noted
      • Works created after 1978 –
        • protected for author’s life + 70 years
  • 5 Rights of Copyright Holders
    • Reproduce the Material
    • Create a derivative work
    • Sell the Material
    • Perform the work publicly
    • Display the work publicly
  • What is Fair Use?
    • Fair Use grants certain types of conditional rights to use or reproduce limited amounts of certain copyrighted materials as long as the reproduction meets defined guidelines
    • Not all copying for the purpose of teaching is considered Fair Use
  • Fair Use for Printed Materials
    • 250 words or less of a poem
    • Articles, stories, or essays less than 2,500 words
    • 1000 words or 10% of a longer work
    • One chart, picture, diagram or cartoon per book or periodical issue
    • Two pages from an illustrated work less than 2,500 words (e.g. children’s book)
    • A chapter of a book
  • Fair Use for Printed Materials
    • Teachers may make multiple copies for classroom use
    • Students may incorporate text into multimedia projects
    • Copies can only be made from legally acquired originals
    • Usage must be “at the instance and inspiration of a single teacher”
  • Fair Use for Images and Graphics
    • Single works may be used in their entirety, but no more than 5 images by a single artist or photographer
    • From a collection, no more than 15 images or 10 percent may be used
    • Images from internet may be downloaded for student projects & teacher lessons
  • Fair Use for Video
    • Videotapes, DVDs, Multimedia encyclopedias, video clips from the internet
    • Students may use portions of lawfully acquired copyright works for multimedia projects
    • Students may use 10% or 3 minutes of motion media, whichever is less
    • Proper attribution must be given to the copyright holder
  • Fair Use for Music
    • Digital Audio Files
    • All files must be legally acquired
    • Up to 10% (maximum of 30 seconds) may be used by students or educators as part of a multimedia production
    • Multimedia Program must have educational purpose
    • Proper attribution must be given to the copyright holder
  • 4 Criteria for Fair Use in Distance Education
      • Purpose and Character of Use
        • Non-Profit Educational use rather than Commercial Use
    • Nature of Copyrighted Work
      • Published or unpublished
      • Out of Print?
      • More artistic less likely to be considered Fair Use
  • 4 Criteria for Fair Use in Education
    • Amount of the portion used in relation to copyrighted work as a whole
      • The more you use, the less likely to be considered Fair Use
    • Effect of the use on the potential market or value of the copyrighted work
      • If new work contains anything original, likely will be seen as Fair Use
  • TEACH Act
    • Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act
    • Signed into Law in 2002
    • Act clarifies how copyright laws pertain to distance education
      • Frequently Asked Questions
  • TEACH Act
    • TEACH Act only applies if two provisions are met:
      • 1. Accredited nonprofit educational institution
      • 2. Organization must have a published copyright policy and an ongoing copyright training program for faculty, staff and students
        • School must be in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • TEACH Act
    • Other Requirements of the TEACH Act
      • Access must be restricted to students enrolled in the course
      • Used in same manner as face-to-face instruction
      • Materials must be lawfully acquired
      • Materials may only be digitized if digital versions are not already available
  • Review
    • A work has to be published and registered with the U.S. Copyright Office to receive Copyright protection
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    • CORRECT!
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    • If it does not have a copyright notice, it is public domain
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    • CORRECT!
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    • Anything on the Internet is public domain
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    • CORRECT!
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    • The same copyright and fair use guidelines apply to distance education and face-to-face instruction
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    • CORRECT!
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    • If an educational institution does not offer ongoing copyright education, it is unable to use copyrighted materials under the TEACH Act
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    • CORRECT!
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  • Copyright in Distance Education Review
    • 5 Rights of Copyright Holders
    • Limitations of Fair Use
    • 4 Criteria of Fair Use
    • Always better to use less
    • Big Penalties for Copyright Infringement
    • TEACH Act
  • Additional Resources
    • 1)  YouTube Video: Copyright 101 for Teachers
    • 2)  Standford Copyright Site
    • 3)  TEACH ACT FAQ's
    • 4)  Balancing Copyright Concerns
    • 5) “Copyright Applies to Everyone” Document
    • 6) Easy to Use Chart Breaking down Fair Use Guidelines
  • Copyright in Distance Education Assignments
    • Discussion Question &
    • Copyright Assignment
    • See Module for More Details
  • You Have Completed Module 5