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The laws of copyrights

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The laws of copyrights

  1. 1. The Laws of Copyrights<br />Crystal Pepmiller<br />Technology in the Classroom<br />
  2. 2. What is a copyright?<br />The legal right granted to an author, a composer, a playwright, a publisher, or a distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.<br />
  3. 3. How does this affect teachers?<br />Fair use<br />Reading material<br />Making copies<br />Brevity & Spontaneity <br />
  4. 4. Is it fair?<br />Use these 4 criteria to decide-<br />What is the purpose and character of the use?<br />What is the nature of the work?<br />What is the proportion or extent of the material used?<br />What is the effect on marketability of the product used?<br />
  5. 5. Reading Material<br />Teachers have to be careful when using certain reading material; whether it be from a book or magazine. If it’s not from the text book there are very specific laws that prohibit the words and copies allowed.<br />
  6. 6. Copies<br />No more than... <br />one work is copied from a single author.<br />three authors are copied from a single collective work (such as an anthology).<br />nine instances of multiple copying occur during a single term or semester<br />
  7. 7. Brevity & Spontaneity<br />How long are you planning to use the copy righted material?<br />How many times can you copy these materials?<br />
  8. 8. How do you know?<br />When in doubt, look it up!<br />Use your guidelines<br />Ask for permission<br />Use your head- if it’s questionable, then it’s not worth it!<br />
  9. 9. SOURCES<br />http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/copyrightlaw.html<br />http://home.earthlink.net/~cnew/research.htm#Introduction<br />http://www.umuc.edu/library/copy.shtml#nocopy<br />

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