Copyright Clarity PETE&C 2011

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While copyright & fair use can be confusing to navigate you CAN use copyrighted material in your creative work! This introduction to the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education will explain fair use, reduce copyright confusion and share helpful ideas regarding how to teach your students and staff about copyright & fair use.
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Copyright Clarity PETE&C 2011

  1. 1. Copyright Clarity& Fair Use for Digital Learning Kristin Hokanson
  2. 2. CONTEXT & HERITAGE Visual Literacy Information Literacy Media Literacy Technology Literacy Internet Safety Digital Citizenship News Literacy
  3. 3. Digital and Media Literacy REFLECT ACCESSANALYZE CREATE ACT
  4. 4. Image: fuzzy copyrightwww.flickr.com/photos/58764797@N00/1384247192
  5. 5. To promote creativity,innovation and the spread ofknowledge Article 1 Section 8 U.S. Constitution, 1787
  6. 6. The ResultCopyright Confusion
  7. 7. Copyright Law Balances Rights of Owners and UsersOWNERS USERS
  8. 8. What do kids understand about...• Copyright• Exemption (Fair Use)• Public Domain• Creative Commons
  9. 9. How do teachers cope?See no Evil Close the Door Hyper-Comply
  10. 10. It’s time toreplace oldknowledgewithaccurateknowledge
  11. 11. The Doctrine of Fair Use --Section 107 Copyright Act of 1976
  12. 12. The Doctrine of Fair Use Criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, research … but also many forms of creative work that advance and spread innovation --Section 107 Copyright Act of 1976
  13. 13. The Doctrine of Fair Use Fair use of copyrighted materials is Fair use prevents allowed when the benefits to society copyright law from becoming outweigh the private costs a form of to the copyright holder private censorship --Section 107 Copyright Act of 1976
  14. 14. The effective use of copyrightedmaterials enhances the teaching and learning process.
  15. 15. Context & Situation
  16. 16. Is this Use of Copyrighted Materials a Fair Use?•Did the unlicensed use “transform” the material taken from thecopyrighted work by using it for a different purpose than that of theoriginal, or did it just repeat the work for the same intent and value as theoriginal? •Was the material taken appropriate in kind and amount, considering thenature of the copyrighted work and of the use?
  17. 17. Bill Graham Archives vs. Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. (2006)
  18. 18. An Example of Transformative Use The purpose of the original: to generate publicity for a concert
  19. 19. Range of comfort with use of Copyrighted materials See no Evil Close the Door Hyper-Comply
  20. 20. Educational Fair Use Guidelines
  21. 21. The effective use of copyrightedmaterials enhances the teaching and learning process.
  22. 22. Does following “rules” for Educational Guidelines require students to think critically about theCopyrighted materials they are using?
  23. 23. Does following “rules” for Educational Guidelines require students to think critically about theCopyrighted materials they are using?
  24. 24. Excerpts from: http://www.ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU An anthropological introduction to YouTube
  25. 25. Creative Commons
  26. 26. We need to rethink a few things...“We’re changing what it would mean to be acreator just at the time that technology isenabling anybody to be a creator. So, just whenit matters most, the law steps in and destroysthe opportunity...” — Prof. Lawrence Lessig
  27. 27. Does requiring students to use ONLY Creative Commons content require students to think critically about theCopyrighted materials they are using?
  28. 28. Does requiring students to use ONLY Creative Commons content require students to think critically about theCopyrighted materials they are using?
  29. 29. Codes of Best Practices
  30. 30. http://mediaeducationlab.com/video-overview
  31. 31. Context & Situation•A team of elementary educators shows the Disney movie The Little Mermaid to three classes of Grade 3 students on the day before winter break in the school auditorium.
  32. 32. Fair Use Reasoning tells me...• Claim Fair Use• Ask permission• Buy a License• Use another Copyright Friendly source
  33. 33. Discuss
  34. 34. Practice exercising your Fair Use Muscles...•Did the unlicensed use “transform” the material taken from thecopyrighted work by using it for a different purpose than that of theoriginal, or did it just repeat the work for the same intent and value as theoriginal? •Was the material taken appropriate in kind and amount, considering thenature of the copyrighted work and of the use?
  35. 35. Fair Use Reasoning tells me...• Claim Fair Use• Ask permission• Buy a License• Use another Copyright Friendly source
  36. 36. Teach kids to reason http://copyrightconfusion.wikispaces.com
  37. 37. Other Resources http://mediaeducationlab.com
  38. 38. Video Case Studies Elementary School Case Study: P.S. 124 The Silas B. Dutcher School Brooklyn, NY High School Case Study: Upper Merion Area High School King of Prussia, PA College Case Study: Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
  39. 39. Other Examples?
  40. 40. Evaluation Code

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