Copyright - What can we do? (Part 1)


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Copyright - What can we do? (Part 1)

  1. 1. A MELTA & IATEFL BESIG WorkshopCopyright – What can we do? moderated by Helen Strong &The BESIG Online Team (BOT)
  2. 2. Copyright – What can we do?Matt Firth: A legal perspective• Teacher of Legal English at the Universities of St. Gallen and Liechtenstein and at the Management Centre, Innsbruck• EFL author• Secretary of the European Legal English Teachers’ Association
  3. 3. Copyright – What can we do?Key concepts• acknowledgment• permission• print distribution and digital distribution• fair use• profit and non-profit making use• de minimis
  4. 4. Copyright – What can we do?AcknowledgementRemember to credit your sourcesLyon-Jones, Sue, Copyright, Plagiarism, and Digital Literacy (internet) Availablefrom <> Accessed September 2012
  5. 5. Copyright – What can we do?PermissionExtracts from: Sanderson, Paul (2000) Using Newspapers in the ClassroomCambridge. Cambridge University PressThe importance of using newspapers in the classroomShould I only use materials from today’s newspapers?Although it would seem preferable to use the news of the day in newspaper-basedlessons, this is not always practical from the teacher’s point of view ...... teachers have busy schedules, news can date quickly, and lessons take time toprepareNB You must ensure that you have the right to make multiple copies of the materialor seek the necessary permission from the copyright holder
  6. 6. Copyright – What can we do?Fair use1. The work that results from your use of the copyrighted materials needs to be transformative, i.e. substantially different from the original, and offer added value1. The copyrighted work can’t be used in a way that is likely to deprive the original author of income, or any potential income they might earn from the copyrighted worksFrom: Lyon-Jones, Sue Copyright, Plagiarism, and Digital
  7. 7. Copyright – What can we do?De minimisde minimis |dā ˈminiˈmēs|adjectivetoo trivial or minor to merit consideration, esp. in lawORIGIN from Latin de minimis non curat lex ‘the law is not concerned with trivialmatters.Oxford Dictionary of English
  8. 8. Copyright – What can we do?Marjorie Rosenberg: An ELT author and teacher’s perspective• Author of business English materials (CUP, Pearson, Cengage Learning)• Author of methodology book (Delta Publishing)• Co-author of text book series for Austrian schools• Contributor to Business Spotlight, ETP, ELT Mag
  9. 9. Copyright – What can we do?Cleve Miller: A digital publishing perspective• Over 20 years’ experience in business English and ESP, as a • teacher • teacher trainer • consultant • school owner• Founder of English360
  10. 10. Copyright – What can we do?Jeremy Day: An ESP teacher’s perspective• Series Editor of Cambridge English for ...• Author of business English and ESP teachers books, including International Legal English and Dynamic Presentations.• Co-author of Success Upper Intermediate (Pearson) & Active Grammar 3 (Cambridge).• Currently English360 editorial team manager
  11. 11. What the IP holders would like‘no part of this publication may be copied without express permission …’ A common-sense compromise What the courts will enforce What some users would like ‘information wants to be free’
  12. 12. Copyright – What can we do? A common-sense approach• Put yourself in the IP holder’s shoes• Would they be delighted if they knew what you were doing? Would they be furious?• Don’t undermine their income stream• Don’t sell what’s not yours to sell• Always acknowledge (links, etc.)• Don’t support blatant breaches by others• Remember the bigger picture
  13. 13. Copyright – What can we do?Maja Sirola: A publisher’s perspective• Editor at Business Spotlight• EFL and Business English teacher in Croatia and Germany
  14. 14. The Business Spotlight range14 14
  15. 15. Business Spotlight International  New all-English edition launched in April 2012  Download the first issue free at: 15
  16. 16. Spotlight Verlag’s position on copyright  Don’t breach it!  Check the law: state education/schools or commercial institutions  If we become aware of any breach of copyright, we reserve the right to take legal action  We expect teachers to follow the law, but we also provide them with material16 16
  17. 17. Copyright in all our products17 17
  18. 18. Picture rights  Do not use any pictures without permission  Do not use any pictures with watermarks  Photographers and photo agencies are very strict in chasing up misuse  Photo credits are essential as well as permission to use the pictures18 18
  19. 19. What is allowed 1. State school teachers may photocopy and use in the classroom:  Up to 12% of a publication (max. 20 pages) may be photocopied for teaching purposes  Always include the source: Business Spotlight, Issue 5/12, pages 12-16, 2. Teachers or trainers at commercial language schools or company courses:  may also photocopy, but for personal use only and not for distribution in the classroom. 2. The content cannot be saved digitally and made public via emails or on websites. No digital distribution is allowed.19 19
  20. 20. Copyright – What can we do?Murdo MacPhail: A publisher’s perspective• Murdo has worked for Cornelsen Publishing since 1997 and is currently responsible for EFL and the romance languages in the adult-education department.