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Copyright and fair use for teachers


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Latest information on "fair use" for teachers, particularly as it relates to new guidelines recently issued by NCTE and others.

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Copyright and fair use for teachers

  1. 1. Update
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  3. 3. What is fair use????
  4. 4. Fair Use <ul><li>Copyrighted materials </li></ul><ul><li>Without cost </li></ul><ul><li>For educational purpose </li></ul><ul><li>For teachers </li></ul><ul><li>For students </li></ul><ul><li>Not specified by Copyright law </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of fair use <ul><li>Scholarship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quoting sources in a research paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials/handouts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copies of newspaper article for class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Films, Youtube, filmclips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just like I’ve done here </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Key points <ul><li>Use materials for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Support critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid significant financial harm to owner </li></ul><ul><li>Provide credit (cite our sources) </li></ul><ul><li>Transform original work in the creation of new work when publishing </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s OK for teachers <ul><li>Make copies of internet article, TV show – use in class. Save for future use. </li></ul><ul><li>Use videos, pictures in presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Create and share curriculum materials and scholarship which include copyrighted materials </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s OK for learners <ul><li>Use copyrighted materials when creating new works </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute their works digitally if they substantially transform the original work </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grey areas – further discussion <ul><li>Use in classroom vs. publishing (example: posting student work on Internet). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Part of our job <ul><li>Explain what fair use is </li></ul><ul><li>Model appropriate fair use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be firm about plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite sources ourselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint that uses images, include websites you got the images from. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Further information <ul><li>Read the report at: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Video explaining copyright and fair use – A Fair(y) Use Tale: </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum materials: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sources for this material <ul><li>The Report: </li></ul><ul><li>NCTE: </li></ul><ul><li>Picture credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office clipart </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. As professionals, define fair use for our profession