Copyright or Wrong? John Brim Instructional Technology Division North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Law, curriculum, ethics
United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8
The Congress shall have Power…To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
Federal Law Title 17, U.S. Code
Curriculum – NC SCOS
21 st Century Skills
What are we teaching?
Scenario – Online Pictures You find several pictures on a Web site, download them, and use them in your PowerPoint for your conference presentation.
Scope of Copyright - Six Fundamental Rights
Sets limitations on rights of copyright holders
Guidelines not absolute
Fair Use Conditions
Non-profit educational institutions or homebound instruction
Face-to-face instruction – students and teachers
Support of curricular objectives
Educators may use their own multimedia presentations to teach in-service classes, for presentations at faculty meetings, workshops, and conferences.
Becker, Gary H. Copyright: A Guide to Information and Resources . 3 rd Ed. Lake Mary, 2003. 58-59.
Fair Use Factors/Test
Purpose and character of use
Nature of copyrighted work
Cumulative effect of use
Scenario – Online Pictures You find several pictures on a Web site, download them, and use them in your PowerPoint for your conference presentation. Is this a copyright violation?
Assume everything is copyrighted
Use existing guidelines for appropriate media format
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, N C Public Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.