What is Educational Fair Use?<br />Educational Fair Use is an educator’s right to use copyrighted materials without first receiving the creator’s permission.<br />Be cautious however, because there are certain factors that determine whether an educational use falls under “fair use.”<br />
4 Factors<br />So what determines Educational Fair Use?<br />There are four factors that are usually considered:<br />1) Nature of use<br />2) Nature of the work involved<br />3) Extent and duration of use<br />4) Economic effects <br />
Let’s look at an example…<br />Videos online, are property of the creator<br />http://youtu.be/qj8FACzHeko, a video on YouTube called “Don’t Copy that Floppy”, is a copyrighted creation that teaches students about the principles of copyright.<br />As an educator, would I be allowed to show my students this video, or use the lyrics to teach my students a valuable lesson??? <br />
The answer…<br />What use would probably be considered Educational Fair Use:<br />Showing my students part of the video<br />Using some of the song’s lyrics as part of a lesson on Copyright<br />What use would probably NOT be considered Educational Fair Use:<br />Saving this video and then burning it onto a DVD for each of my students to view at their leisure<br />Printing all of the lyrics on a worksheet, and then running them off for each and every one of my students.<br />
Are there definite rules determining Fair Use?<br />No. Fair Use doctrine is flexible.<br />As educators, it is our responsibility to share our knowledge and familiarity of the subject with others. <br />We should be leaders and not followers in regards to Educational Fair Use! <br />
What is Creative Commons? <br />Creative Commons allows the creator to decide what type of licensing and freedoms they want attached to their product.<br />Creative Commons furthers the convergence culture we live in today, by allowing sharing and creativity to flourish!<br />
Types of Licenses <br />The most restrictive license offered by Creative Commons only allows others to download and share a piece, but does not allow for any other type of revision or additions. <br />The least restrictive allows for distribution, revision, building upon, and even commercial use of a piece.<br />The creator is able to choose what type of license best meets their needs and comfort level. <br />
Who uses Creative Commons?<br />Anyone! Any creator, who would like to ensure that they receive credit for their work, can use Creative Commons for licensing.<br />
Flickr Photos<br />Flickr has many photos that are licensed by Creative Commons.<br />There are many photos on Flickr that can be easily and legally used in the classroom, as long as credit is given to the photographer.<br />
Creative Commons Licensed Photos<br />This photo’s owner for example, Martin Heigan, licensed his photo through Creative Commons to allow sharing, but not corporate use or alterations. <br />The photo to the right on the other hand, was licensed only to ensure that its owner, CristianBortes, is credited for it. <br />
What does this all mean?<br />Through Educational Fair Use, and Creative Commons licensing, educators are allowed more freedom to incorporate multi-media into their classrooms, without violating Copyright laws.<br />Don’t be afraid to experiment with media in the classroom! <br />
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