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Fair Use for Educators


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Fair Use Basics for Educators, created as part of an Instructional Media class, April 2011

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Fair Use for Educators

  1. 1. Fair Use for Educators Melissa Chrusch April 2011
  2. 2. opyright is a law that gives creators ownership over the things they create. But users have rights, too. Educators/Students are granted permission to use other people’s content for educational purposes using Fair Use stipulations.
  3. 3. What is Fair Use? <ul><li>A tool to balance the rights of </li></ul><ul><li>users with the rights of owners </li></ul><ul><li>Copying of copyrighted </li></ul><ul><li>material done for a limited </li></ul><ul><li>and &quot;transformative&quot; purpose </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ See no evil ” approach </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of infringement… </li></ul><ul><li>causing creative limits </li></ul>Copyright and Fair Use Confusion can lead to…
  5. 5. <ul><li>There are Fair Use Guidelines, </li></ul><ul><li>but no hard rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators need to </li></ul><ul><li>apply reason to </li></ul><ul><li>reach a decision. </li></ul>Fair Use Rules of Thumb?
  6. 6. Consider: <ul><li>The nature of the work used </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of the use </li></ul><ul><li>The extent of the use </li></ul><ul><li>The economic effect </li></ul>Ask: <ul><li>Did you create something new ( transform & add value ), or just repeat/recreate content? </li></ul><ul><li>Was the material taken appropriate in amount, (considering the nature of the copyrighted work and the use) ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Still suffering from Copyright Confusion? <ul><li>Check out the resources below: </li></ul><ul><li>What is Copyright? </li></ul><ul><li>NCTE Guideline Code of Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Use for Media Literacy Education </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright, What's Copyright? </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Use Best Practices Slides </li></ul>*Links above served as sources for this presentation