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Copyright lesson ppt

  1. 1. Intellectual Property, Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons What are they and why do we care???
  2. 2. What is Intellectual Property?   Creative expression of an idea that is put into a fixed form . Examples: books, plays, song lyrics, song melodies, video games, websites, online applications, photographs, videos, movies, designs, TV programs, performances, choreography, and more!!!,, Song adapted from “The Bear” Wee Sing, Fun ‘N’ Folk. Pg. 38 , Smart,,
  3. 3. Intellectual Property…problem Even in its tangible forms, intellectual property can be difficult to understand and connect value to.  The complexity and confusion increases when the intellectual property is creative content that can be digitally distributed over the Internet.  Making something available on the Internet sometimes creates a disconnect between the content creator and the end user. 
  4. 4. ralaenin Stop Stealing My Stuff!!!
  5. 5. What’s Plagiarism?  Using someone else’s ideas, words, or creative content without getting permission or giving proper credit. Plain and simple: plagiarism is...
  6. 6. What’s Copyright? Copyright is a law that protects your control over the creative work you make so that people have to get YOUR permission to do (or authorize others to do) these things:  reproduce the work;  distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;  to perform the work publicly;  to display the work publicly;  to create derivative works; (that means to create new works based closely on the original, such as a translation of a book from one language into another, or changing an artwork by re-mixing the colors, or making a book into a movie, or re-writing the lyrics to a song.)
  7. 7. How long does copyright last? For individuals: 70 years after death of creator.  For corporations: 95 years from first publication, or 120 years from its creation.  Media Education Lab
  8. 8. So how are we supposed to use stuff that we find on the Internet and in books or magazines???
  9. 9. If someone wants to use a copyrighted work, unless it says otherwise, they have to first get permission from the creator. To get permission, you can email, call, or write a letter to the creator.  The only exceptions to this are fair use, public domain, and Creative Commons. 
  10. 10. 1. Use the “Four Factors of Fair Use” to decide if you can use something.
  11. 11. Public Domain…what’s that?  Copyright has EXPIRED! Now anyone can use it.
  12. 12. Creative Commons: a new kind of copyright! makes it easier for people to copy, share, and build on your creative work, as long as they give you credit for it.  “Some” rights reserved…it’s more flexible. 
  13. 13. So…to review… For written work: be sure to cite your sources (tell where you got your information) either in the paper itself or by using a Works Cited page at the end.  For creative content that you are using from the web, apply the “Four Factors of Fair Use” and then cite your source, make significant changes, ask for permission to use, or make sure you’re following the creator’s wishes. 
  14. 14. Fun Fact  The song “Happy Birthday to You” is copyrighted. That’s why you rarely see it used in movies…because the producers would have to pay for it!
  15. 15. Hints & Tips  Bookmark your favorite citation generator on the web. (See school library website for samples)  Find some good websites that have “copyright friendly” images! (see school library website for samples)
  16. 16. Multimedia Credits Photo Slide 4: by ralaenin. Downloaded at Music videos on Slide 10 was produced by the Media Education Lab at Temple University in Pennsylvania, PA. They can be found on the web at Bibliography Common Sense Media K-12 Curriculum. Digital Citizenship & Creative Content Curriculum. Microsoft, 2008. Hobbs, R., Donnelly, K. & Braman, S. (2008). Teaching about Copyright and Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. [Multimedia curriculum.]
  17. 17. Presentation by: Ms. M. Harris District Librarian Heyworth CUSD #4 November 2010 updated February 2013 Ms. Harris, District Librarian (although she doesn’t usually wear pearls in the library)