Copyright Crash building on others’ creative expression<br />Rebeca Gonzalez<br />EDTC 6340.66<br />
Using Materials from the Internet<br />Copyright protection<br />Is automatic, so postings of all kinds are protected the same as published <br />printed works.<br />Posting on the web grants an implied permission for others to read, download, print out, forward, and even use as a basis for other works.<br />
Massive digitization projects are being created and carried out through our libraries and search engines.<br />Legislative processes have created laws and policies to hold back on many works for long period of time.<br />Overprotection = under protection<br />We need to develop best practices of works that enter the public domain.<br />Some works lack sufficient information to identify their owners or date in which they entered the public domain.<br />The Public Domain and Orphan Works<br />
What is fair use?<br />Shadowy territory whose boundaries are disputed.<br />Individual liability includes penalties for infringement up to $150,000 for each separate act of willful infringement. <br />Knowingly or just being ignorant is no excuse to copy.<br />The Good Faith Fair Use Defense act-can help<br />Fair Use of Copyright Materials<br />
Logical, comprehensive compilations, ex. Phone book<br />Unoriginal reprints of public domain works<br />Works in the public domain<br />Freeware(not shareware)<br />US Government works<br />Facts<br />Ideas, processes, methods, and systems described in copyright works.<br />What can be used freely?<br />
Limit research copies to single chapters, single articles from a journal, several charts,graphs, illustrations.<br />Students, faculty, and staff may incorporate others’ works into their own original creations, and display and perform the resulting work.<br />Research Projects<br />
Law provides educators with a separate set of rights in addition to fair use to display and perform others’ works in the classroom.<br />The Teach Act authorize us to digitize works for use in digital distance education.<br />The balance of interests permits educators to share works with their students.<br />The TEACH Act<br />
Display must be mediated instructional activity.<br />Be under the direction of the instructor.<br />Related to the teaching content.<br />Limited to students enrolled in the class.<br />Conditions for Performances<br />
Work that is protected requires permission.<br />Steps need to be taken depending on the type of work you need to use.<br />Organizations exist for types of works:<br />Copyright Clearance Center<br />Getting Permissions<br />
Copyright crash course<br />Written by: Georgia K. Harper <br /> for The University of Texas<br />http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu<br />Source<br />
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