What is Copyright? Definition and How it worksCopyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.How Does It Work?1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:• To reproduce the work in copies• To prepare derivative works based upon the work• To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending• To perform the work publicly• To display the work publicly
Issues of CopyrightBecome aware of these issues and act in accordance with professional ethics. Fair Use Intellectual Public Domain Educators must follow the Property An enormous mass of guidelines that describe Unique and unobvious intellectual property which circumstances under which a products of the human includes songs, books, teacher can use copyrighted mind such as ideas, movies, legislation, etc. materials in face-to-face inventions, writings, that is open and available instruction. speeches, names, industrial for the public to use freely. processes and etc. Students may use portions of lawfully acquired 4 types: A work is copyrighted when copyrighted works in their • patents that work has been academic multimedia • trademarks created in some type of projects, with proper credit • copyrights tangible form like writing and citations. • trade secrets or recording.
Additional Info This page offers additional info and links for your further knowledge about copyright If you still have some questions about copyright this is a link for you. FAQ This website answers some frequently asked questions about copyright. http://www.thecopyrightsite.org/faq.html If you are still concerned about what the “Copyright Guidelines” areCopyright and how to not violate them click on this link.Guidelines http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/copyright1.html#2 If you would like to test yourself and the particular resource you areCopyright using in your classroom and check if you are not violating theMiniTest Copyright guideless take this mini 4 question test. http://www.thecopyrightsite.org/test/index.html
Works Citedwww.thecopyrightsite.orgwww.copyright.govTeaching and Learning with Teachnology (FourthEdition) by Judy Lever-Duffy, Jean B. McDonald –Chapter 13.