Copyright in the Classroom

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Copyright in the Classroom

  1. 1. Amy Smyers Wilkes University June 11, 2011 Copyright in the Classroom
  2. 2. What is Copyright? <ul><li>Exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Works must be tangible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works must be creative </li></ul></ul>Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeblogs/3020135683/ http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr280a.shtml
  3. 3. Categories of Copyright Protection <ul><li>Literary Works </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Works </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Works </li></ul><ul><li>Pantomimed and Choreographed Works </li></ul><ul><li>Pictorial, Graphic and Sculptural Works </li></ul><ul><li>Motion Pictures and Audiovisual Works </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Recordings </li></ul>http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_by_chrystal/2809604871/
  4. 4. Can You Use Copyrighted Material? <ul><li>Copyrighted works can be used or copied under a few conditions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal Exception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair Use </li></ul></ul>http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/breakfastcore/269400995/
  5. 5. What is Fair Use? <ul><li>Allows copyrighted works to be used explicitly for educational purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Four standards to determine if fair use applies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature of Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proportion/Extent of Material Used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effect on Marketability </li></ul></ul>http://home.earthlink.net/~cnew/research.htm. Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katrinasagemuller/3751402009/
  6. 6. The TEACH Act <ul><li>The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act </li></ul><ul><li>Signed into law on November 2, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>TEACH updated copyright law when referring to the area of digital distance education </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the use of copyrighted works in digital distance education without having to have prior permission </li></ul>http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/teachact.htm. Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31092106@N02/3750223348/
  7. 7. Limitations of TEACH and Fair Use <ul><li>Still necessary to appropriately cite all sources of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not citing sources is considered to be plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TEACH Act and Fair Use do not allow teachers to us all copyrighted works </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ignorance of copyright law is not a defense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many school districts will not defend you if copyright laws are broken </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Further Reading <ul><li>Classroom Copyright Chart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://halldavidson.net/chartshort.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The United States Copyright Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More Information Concerning the TEACH Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/teachact.htm </li></ul></ul>

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