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Copyright and fair use policies

  1. 1. Copyright and Fair Use Policies <br />“When in doubt, don’t”<br />Ben Franklin<br />
  2. 2. What is copyright?<br />Copyright is the law of the US that protects the works of authors, artists, composers and others from being used without permission.<br />
  3. 3. What is protected?<br /><ul><li>Literary works (which includes computer software)
  4. 4. Musical works including words
  5. 5. Dramatic works including accompanying music
  6. 6. Pantomime and choreographic works
  7. 7. Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
  8. 8. Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  9. 9. Sound recordings
  10. 10. Architectural works</li></li></ul><li>What is NOT protected<br /><ul><li>Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries, or devices
  11. 11. Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans
  12. 12. Works that are not fixed in a tangible form of expression such as improvised speech or performances that are not written down
  13. 13. Works consisting entirely of information that is commonly available and contains no originality )for example, standard calendars and lists or tables compiled from public documents or other common sources)
  14. 14. Works by the US government</li></li></ul><li>What is Public Domain?<br /><ul><li>Anything in the public domain is useable by anyone in any way that they want. No one owns it.
  15. 15. Everything published before 1923 is in the public domain.
  16. 16. US federal works are in the public domain.
  17. 17. Authors can choose to put work in the public domain by including a notice that the item is in the public domain.</li></li></ul><li>Let’s watch a video<br />Youtube<br />Copyright, What’s Copyright? By MediaEdLab<br />
  18. 18. What is Fair Use?<br />Fair use allows you to use a limited amount of copyrighted material for your educational use.<br />
  19. 19. What are the four components of Fair Use?<br />Does it have a nonprofit educational purpose?<br />What kind of material do you want to use? The more factual and less creative the work, the more likely it will be fair use.<br /> Are you using only a small portion? The more taken the less likely it is fair use.<br />Is the use taking money away from the copyright owner that she or he might have been making from the work?<br />
  20. 20. What percentage of a work constitutes fair use?<br /><ul><li>Generally speaking, up to 10% of a work can be used.
  21. 21. If you want to use more content than allowed, you need WRITTEN permission from the copyright holder.
  22. 22. See the next side for more detailed information:</li></li></ul><li>
  23. 23. Fair use checklist<br />Is the work being used for:<br /><ul><li>Teaching
  24. 24. Research
  25. 25. Nonprofit educational institution
  26. 26. News reporting</li></li></ul><li>It is not fair use when:<br /><ul><li>Credit is denied the original author
  27. 27. It is used commercially
  28. 28. It is used for entertainment purposes
  29. 29. There is profit from the use of the material</li></li></ul><li>Let’s watch a video!<br />You Tube<br />A Fair(y) Use Tale by BelYaun<br />Teacher Tube<br />Code of Best Practices in Fair Use For Media Literacy<br />
  30. 30. Handy Sites<br /><ul><li>http:/www.copyrightkids.org
  31. 31. http:/www.cyberbee.com
  32. 32. http:/www.freeplaymusic.com
  33. 33. http:/www.streaming.discoverieseducation.com
  34. 34. http:/www.copyright.gov/
  35. 35. http:/www.noodletools.com/login.php</li>

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