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Copyright & Fair Use
By Steve Katz
©http://www.stevenkatz.com
Copyright & Fair Use
Some insight from Jason Ohler
http://www.jasonohler.com/publications/books.cfm
Disclaimer
• This is copyright as understood by a fellow
educator.
• When in doubt, ask your supervisor.
What is Protected?
Everything!!
©What if you don’t see it?
3 Rules of Respect
• Citation
• Permission
• Compensation
Fair-Use
http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
Four-Factor
Fair-Use Test
Factor #1
• What is the character of the use?
Factor #2
• What is the nature of the work?
Factor #3
• How much will you use?
Factor #4
• If this use was widespread, what effect
would it have on the market?
Music,Video,Animation
• Students can use 10% or 30 seconds.
• Whichever is shorter.
Words
• Students can use 10% or 1000 words.
• Whichever is shorter.
Illustrations, Photos &
Graphics
• Students can use no more than 5 images
from one artist.
• Students can use 10% or 15 wo...
Avoid the Gray Zone
• Be paranoid
Avoid the Gray Zone
• Use the 3 rules of respect
Avoid the Gray Zone
• Create your own material
• (or use your friends’ material)
Avoid the Gray Zone
• Subscribe to media services
Avoid the Gray Zone
• Use Creative Commons or free-use
materials.
My Opinion
• First choice: Create your own
• Second choice: Creative Commons or free-
use
Steve Katz
• http://www.stevenkatz.com
• Twitter: @stevekatz
• Google+: +SteveKatz
• YouTube: stevegatoz
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Copyright & Fair Use for Educators

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Some basics on copyright, fair use, and creative commons as understood by an educator.
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If you have questions or concerns about copyright involving you or your students, consult your supervisor or a lawyer (in writing).

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Copyright & Fair Use for Educators

  1. 1. Copyright & Fair Use By Steve Katz ©http://www.stevenkatz.com
  2. 2. Copyright & Fair Use Some insight from Jason Ohler http://www.jasonohler.com/publications/books.cfm
  3. 3. Disclaimer • This is copyright as understood by a fellow educator. • When in doubt, ask your supervisor.
  4. 4. What is Protected? Everything!!
  5. 5. ©What if you don’t see it?
  6. 6. 3 Rules of Respect • Citation • Permission • Compensation
  7. 7. Fair-Use http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
  8. 8. Four-Factor Fair-Use Test
  9. 9. Factor #1 • What is the character of the use?
  10. 10. Factor #2 • What is the nature of the work?
  11. 11. Factor #3 • How much will you use?
  12. 12. Factor #4 • If this use was widespread, what effect would it have on the market?
  13. 13. Music,Video,Animation • Students can use 10% or 30 seconds. • Whichever is shorter.
  14. 14. Words • Students can use 10% or 1000 words. • Whichever is shorter.
  15. 15. Illustrations, Photos & Graphics • Students can use no more than 5 images from one artist. • Students can use 10% or 15 works from a collection. • Whichever is smaller.
  16. 16. Avoid the Gray Zone • Be paranoid
  17. 17. Avoid the Gray Zone • Use the 3 rules of respect
  18. 18. Avoid the Gray Zone • Create your own material • (or use your friends’ material)
  19. 19. Avoid the Gray Zone • Subscribe to media services
  20. 20. Avoid the Gray Zone • Use Creative Commons or free-use materials.
  21. 21. My Opinion • First choice: Create your own • Second choice: Creative Commons or free- use
  22. 22. Steve Katz • http://www.stevenkatz.com • Twitter: @stevekatz • Google+: +SteveKatz • YouTube: stevegatoz

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