Introduction to Copyrights <ul><li>A snapshot of how to use copyright materials as an educator. </li></ul>
Introduction <ul><li>There are a tremendous amount of materials in various forms of media that are copyrighted. As educators, we use many of these materials in lesson plans, research, and activities. Are we properly using the works of previous authors, musicians, film makers, and other media creation entities? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we properly giving them credit for their work? </li></ul>
What is a Copyright? <ul><li>Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: United States Copyright Office </li></ul>
Works Protected <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Compositions </li></ul><ul><li>Prints </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs and photographic negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Motion Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Programs </li></ul>
Works Not Copyright-Protected <ul><li>Works that have not been fixed in a tangible form of expression; written, recorded or captured electronically. </li></ul><ul><li>Titles, names, short phrases and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering or coloring; mere listings of ingredients or contents. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries or devices, as distinguished from a description, explanation or illustration. </li></ul><ul><li>Works consisting entirely of information that are natural or self-evident facts, containing no original authorship, such as the white pages of telephone books, standard calendars, height and weight charts and tape measures and rulers. </li></ul><ul><li>Works created by the U.S. Government. </li></ul><ul><li>Works for which copyright has expired; works in the public domain. </li></ul>
The 70+ Rule <ul><li>When the producer of a work is deceased, the copyright protection of the work lasts for seventy years after the death. The copyright on many of the Web 2.0 applications we use today will outlive us. </li></ul>
TEACH Act <ul><li>The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act provided for the use of copyrighted works by accredited nonprofit educational institutions in distance education. To learn more, then please go to the URL below for a more comprehensive understanding of the TEACH Act. </li></ul>http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncampus/basics/teach.html
Art - Jean-Michel Basquiat <ul><li>The image on the title slide is credited to Jean-Michel Basquiat. He started his works as a graffiti artist in New York. The photographer that photographed his likeness receives the credit for the picture in the current slide. </li></ul>December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988
What is Fair Use? <ul><li>Fair use is a concept embedded in U.S. law that recognizes that certain uses of copyright-protected works do not require permission from the copyright holder or its agent. These include instances of minimal use that do not interfere with the copyright holder's exclusive rights to reproduce and reuse the work. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more please got the URL http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncampus/basics/fairuse.html </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Copyright.com </li></ul>
Pop Quiz <ul><li>Is the graphic on the current page protected by copyright? </li></ul><ul><li>True/False </li></ul>
Resources are plentiful. <ul><li>There are many free and limited use tools that are available to you in repositories, such as Wikimedia, Creative Commons, and Classroomclips.org. As a courtesy, it is always good to give credit when credit is due. </li></ul><ul><li>Create great instructional technology tools that promote knowledge acquisition within acceptable fair use guidelines. </li></ul>
Questions? <ul><li>I hope that the presentation provided you with a snapshot about copyright law and how it affects education. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions/Comments </li></ul>
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