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An Intro to Copyright for Educators v4


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An Intro to Copyright for Educators v4

  1. 1. An Introduction to
  2. 2. Think of the song playing during theopening slide. What song was it andby what artist?
  3. 3. a form of protection … to theauthors of “original works”
  4. 4. Reason for CopyrightIn groups, try to decide whycopyright laws exist.
  5. 5. Reason for CopyrightCopyright laws are based on thebelief that if people are compensatedfor their original work, that thecompensation will encourage morecreative, original works, and thatsociety as a whole benefits from this(Starr, 2010).
  6. 6. What is Copyrighted?Create two columns on a page andlabel one as items that can becopyrighted and label the other asitems that cannot be copyrighted.Fill in each column with as manyitems as you can think of and beprepared to share.
  7. 7. Why do all copyright lawyers likekings and queens?Because they are big fans of royalties.(Copyrightgirl, 2011)
  8. 8. Public DomainIncludes all materials that are notprotected by copyright
  9. 9. Internet and CopyrightCopyright law governs mostof the material on theinternet (Harper, 2007).Most material on theinternet is not in the publicdomain.
  10. 10. Fair UseFair use offerseducators, researchers, and others tomake reasonable and limited uses ofcopyrighted materials(Scholarship, n.d.).
  11. 11. Fair Use ChecklistThe following checklist is a guide todetermining fair use:
  12. 12.
  13. 13. General Guidelines for EducatorsUnder most circumstances, educators may copy:a single chapteran excerpt not exceeding two pages or 10 percent ofthe workup to 250 words or 10 percent of a longer worka single chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, orpicture(Starr, 2010)
  14. 14. General Guidelines for EducatorsEducators may NOT:make multiple copies as a substitute for purchasecopy the same works for more than one semester orcoursecopy the same work more than nine times in a singlesemesteruse copyrighted work for commercial purposesuse copyrighted work without attributing the author.(Starr, 2010).
  15. 15. US Copyright Basics Video!
  16. 16. Two General Rules to Remember1. If you are not sure, ask forpermission.2. If you are taking away revenuefrom someone, you are probablyviolating copyright (although you canviolate copyright without taking awayrevenue).
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