Fair Use and Creative Commons


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A brief overview of fair use and creative commons using various forms of media.

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  • Photo by Zach Klein retrieved from Flickr
  • Everything produced from a photograph, to written text, to digital media is copyrighted immediately. You own all rights to that creative work. Your creativity is protected from uses you don’t approve of. All works you find on the internet are copyrighted, even if you don’t SEE the © symbol.
  • Girl watching tv – oddharmonic, newspaper – zoetnet, blogging - kpwerker
  • Fair Use and Creative Commons

    1. 1. Photo used under Creative Commonsfrom Zach Klein created by Lorene Wilcoxen and Karyn Carpenter
    2. 2. “…there is a climate of increased fear and confusion about copyright, whichdetracts from the quality of teaching. Lack of clarity reduces learning andlimits the ability to use digital tools. Some educators close their classroomdoors and hide what they fear is infringement; others hyper-comply withimagined rules that are far stricter than the law requires, limiting theeffectiveness of their teaching and their students’ learning.”Retrieved from Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media LiteracyEducation pg. 4 found at www.centersforsocialmedia.org/medialiteracy via geekandpoke.typepad.com
    3. 3. “Media literacy is the capacity to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate messages in a wide variety of forms .” (pg. 2) Photo used under Creative CommonsPhoto used under Creative Commons from zoetnetfrom oddharmonic Photo used under Creative Commons from kpwerker
    4. 4. Found onanimationlibrary.com
    5. 5. •“Educators use television, news, ads, movies, stillimages, newspaper & magazine articles, web sites,video games, etc. to build critical thinking andcommunication skills.” (pg. 10)•teachers should select only what is necessary tothe topic being discussed•give credit to original author and use propercitation models
    6. 6. •use only what is necessary and give credit•all copyrighted “materials being used shouldmeet professional standards for curriculumdevelopment, with clearly stated educationalobjectives, a description of instructional practices,assignments, and assessment criteria.” (pg. 11)
    7. 7. •copyrighted materials get shared at “conferencesor professional development programs as well asby electronic means.” (pg. 11)•choose material carefully; only what’s necessaryto meet the objectives of the lesson•obtaining permissions for promotional purposesis encouraged
    8. 8. •students create their own messages using avariety of media and will include copyrightedmaterial with their creative works•learning media literacy at a practical level•“Students should be able to understand anddemonstrate, in a manner appropriate to theirdevelopmental level, how their use of acopyrighted work repurposes or transforms theoriginal.” (pg. 13)
    9. 9. •students are expected to reach others beyond theclassroom walls with their work•“If student work that incorporates, modifies, andre-presents existing media content meets thetransformativeness standard, it can be distributedto wide audiences under the doctrine of fair use.”(pg. 13)
    10. 10. •Tools for Teks•Khan Academy•Curriki
    11. 11. Photo used under Creative Commons from dgermonyPhoto used under Creative Commonsfrom MikeBlogs Photo used under Creative Commons from tvol
    12. 12. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educationretrieved from www.centerforsocialmedia.org/medialiteracywww.creativecommons.orgwww.flickr.comwww.youtube.com