What Every Educator Should Know About opyrightProfessional Development January 28, 2012Presented by: Priscilla Velez
ObjectivesWhat is copyright?Copyright lawCopyright-What is NOT protected?What is infringement?Doctrine of Fair UseWhat is Open Content?
Objectives (cont.)Code of Best PracticesFive Principles-Code of Best PracticesEducator’s RightsProtect your WorkWhat are we Teaching our Students
What is copyright?“copyright is a form ofprotection grounded in the U.S.Constitution and granted bylaw for original works ofauthorship fixed in a tangiblemedium of expression.Copyright covers bothpublished and unpublishedworks” Source: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html
Copyright law• Work originally created and published in the United States before 1923• Work originally created in the United States before March, 1, 1989 without copyright notice• Work published in the United States before 1964 without copyright renewal
Copyright-What is NOT protected? • ideas or concepts • discoveries • procedures Source: http://www.ipos.gov.sg/leftNav/cop/About+Copyright.htm
Copyright-What is NOT protected (cont.)?• methods• works or other subject matter that have not been made in a tangible form• subject matter which is not of original authorship Source: http://www.ipos.gov.sg/leftNav/cop/About+Copyright.htm
What is infringement?Infringement occurs when copyrightedwork is: • reproduced • distributed • performed Source: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html
What is infringement (cont.)?Infringement occurs when copyrightedwork is: • publicly displayed • or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner Source: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html
Doctrine of Fair Use§ 107: Fair Use “various purposes forwhich the reproduction of a particularwork may be considered fair, such ascriticism, comment, news reporting,teaching, scholarship, and research” - -Section 107 Copyright Act of 1976
Doctrine of Fair Use cont. “Copyright protects the particular way authors have expressed themselves. It does not extend to any ideas,systems, or factual information conveyed in a work.”
What is Open Content?Open content, “is licensed in a manner that provides users with the right to make more kinds of uses than thosenormally permitted under the law- at no cost to the user”. Source: http://opencontent.org/definition/
Code of Best Practices This code of best practices, that consists of 5 principles was created to assist educator’s in K–12 education, higher education, and in classes given by nonprofit organizations and they apply to all forms of media.Source: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education
Five Principles-Code of Best Practices Educators are able to: 1.Use copyrighted material in media literacy. 2.Employ copyrighted material in preparing curriculum. 3.Share media literacy curriculum.Source: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education
Five Principles-Code of Best Practices (cont.) Students are able to: 4. Student use of copyrighted materials in their own academic and creative work. 5. Developing audiences for student work.Source: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education
Educator’s Rights The Teach Act permits teachers and students of accredited,nonprofit educational institutions to transmit performances anddisplays of copyrighted works as part of a course if certain conditions are met. Source: http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/teachact.html
Educator’s Rights (cont.) Educator’s may use: –print material –images –web sites –moving-image media –sound media Source: http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/teachact.html
What are we teaching students about……… 1. Copyright 2. Plagiarism 3. Fair use 4. Public Domain 5. Creative Commons
We have the opportunity to help teachstudents their rights and responsibilities when using technology.
Resources• Education WorldDistrict Liability and Teaching Responsibility: Part 5 of a Series on Copyright and Fair Use http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr280e.shtml• Copyright Iconhttp://www.iconarchive.com/show/torrent- icons-by-aha-soft/copyright-icon.html• Copyright Definitions http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html• Copyright Basics http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.pdf• Mimi and Eunice http://mimiandeunice.com/
Resources Continued• Copyright and Digital Imageshttp://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/stillimages/ad vice/copyright-and-digital-images/• Copyright Crash Course http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/• The code of best Practices in fair use for Media Literacy Educationhttp://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair- use/related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use- media-literacy-education• Copyright and Fairuse Guidelines for Teachershttp://www.techlearning.com/techlearning/pdf/ events/techforum/tx05/TeacherCopyright_chart.pdf
Reflections, Questions, Concerns, Ideas, Arguments?Thank you all for attending.