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Copyright crash course by laura rivera


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  1. 1. Copyright Crash Course<br />Laura Rivera<br />EDTC-6340-62<br />
  2. 2. Using materials from the internet<br />Copyright law governs the use of materials you might find on the Internet, just as it governs the use of books, video or music in the analog world.<br />
  3. 3. Copyright protection<br />Once expression is committed to a tangible medium (and computer media is considered tangible), copyright protection is automatic.<br />Postings of all kinds are protected the same as published printed works.<br />
  4. 4. Implied licenses<br />Author should reasonably expect that it will be read, downloaded, printed out, forwarded, and even used as the basis for other works to some degree.<br />Boundaries are vague<br />Vital to the operation of the Internet<br />
  5. 5. Express licenses<br />Spell out in detail what rights the author of a work wants readers, viewers or listeners to have.<br />Can easily give works an express license by attaching a Creative Commons license to the materials you post.<br />Sends the message that you want your materials to be part of the flow of creativity<br />
  6. 6. Liability for posting infringing works<br />Individuals can be liable for their own actions when they copy and distribute others' copyrighted works without permission<br />Universities and libraries can be liable for the actions of their employees and students who access the Internet through their machines. <br />Universities and libraries must pay attention to what their network users are doing<br />
  7. 7. The role of fair use<br />It balances authors' rights to reasonable compensation with the public's rights to the ideas contained in copyrighted works.<br />
  8. 8. Individual liability for infringement<br />First Steps<br />Is the work protected?<br />If the work is protected, has your campus already licensed rights for you to use the work?<br />Is the work available freely on the open Web, and therefor covered by an implied license? <br />Has the owner of the work used a Creative Commons license (or similar) to give the public the right to use the work in the way that you would like to use it?<br />If you don't have express or implied rights, do you want to exercise one of the owners exclusive rights?<br />Is your use exempt or excused from liability for infringement?<br />
  9. 9. Fair use exemption <br />Coursepacks, reserves, course management systems and other platforms for distributing course content<br />Digitizing and using images and audiovisual resources for educational purposes<br />Digitizing and using other's works creatively <br />Research copies <br />
  10. 10. Four factor test for fair use<br />What is the character of the use? <br />What is the nature of the work to be used? <br />How much of the work will you use? <br />What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread? <br />
  11. 11. The teach act<br />Copyright law provides educators with a separate set of rights in addition to fair use, to display (show) and perform (show or play) others' works in the classroom.<br />
  12. 12. The teach act<br />An educator may show or perform any work related to the curriculum, regardless of the medium, face-to-face in the classroom.<br />There are no limits and no permission required.<br />The same educator would have to pare down the materials for distant students.<br />
  13. 13. sources<br />Harper, G. K., The Copyright Crash Course: Building on other’s creative expression. (2007). <br />This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.<br />