As educators begin to develop OER, one component of that process is navigating concerns around copyright when finding digital teaching materials. This webinar series addresses that and is divided into two tracks: K-12 and Higher Education. There are also two stand-alone webinar options that can be attended by both the K-12 and Higher Education community. All of the webinars will also be available on YouTube and linked to this page after the live event has ended.
Students explore a range of resources on fair use and copyright then design their own audio public service announcements & PSA to be broadcast over the school's public address system.
This course is for educators and learners who wants to understand how copyright affects use of learning materials, and how to use copyright to facilitate education. The course is focused on developing practical solutions. The reading won't always give these to you, its up to you to devise practical solutions based on the reading.
The Copyright Crash Course was created by Georgia Harper and is currently maintained by UT Libraries. The Course is arranged into several sections that allow users to explore certain areas of copyright law individually or as a group. The Course was originally created with faculty in mind, but can be used by anyone who is interested in understanding and managing their copyrights.
These materials aim to provide accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity. Rather than just emphasizing what copyright prohibits, the goal here is to offer useful and positive information about what copyright allows and how students can successfully navigate and rely on copyright in their own roles as creators.
It is important to note that these materials focus on copyright in the United States. Other countries have similar frameworks, but their rules may differ on certain concepts such as fair use.
Lessons for students in grades K-12 are provided in pdf and google slide format.
Performance Objectives: Understand the basics of copyright and fair use in relation to open educationImplement the Creative Commons Licenses Copyright. We know what it is. And that it is complicated. The digital world has drastically changed how we access, use and interact with copyrighted content.
In our Avoiding Plagiarism module, we gave you tips for citing, quoting, and incorporating various sources into your writing projects. However, depending on what types of sources you use, you may also have to consider copyright and fair use laws. For example, if you want to use someone else's photo or song in one of your own projects, you'll need to make sure you have the legal right to do so. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the copyright protections that apply to work posted online, including images, text, videos, and more. You'll also learn about the rules that determine which of these resources you can use, and how you can use them.
The AASL Standards Framework for Learners includes the shared foundation of Engage. This standard guides students to the ethical use of information, including things created by others as well as by the students themselves. Students will explore background on copyright and fair use, understand creative commons and how to use it, as well as discover public domain resources. Lesson Outcomes for Students: Define copyright and fair use; Identify and understand Creative Commons licenses; Apply a Creative Commons license to a product; Search for Creative Commons and public domain materials on the web; Properly attribute Creative Commons and public domain materials. Cover Image Attribution: Pixabay, CC0
What this tool can do for you: 1). Help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code. 2). Collect, organize & archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation. 3). Provide you with a time-stamped, PDF document for your records [example], which could prove valuable, should you ever be asked by a copyright holder to provide your fair use evaluation and the data you used to support it. 4). Provide access to educational materials, external copyright resources, and contact information for copyright help at local & national levels.
In this lesson, students will focus on defining the concept, purpose, and impact of fair use in U.S. copyright law. Students will refine their understanding of fair use through the lens of the increasingly popular remix culture of music, visual art, and video.
One of the most difficult issues for educators, when faced with a copyright problem, is simply knowing where
to begin -- which parts of the legal rules and doctrines apply to the specific problem? To deal with this uncertainty, we suggest working through the following five questions, in the order they are presented. They are simple questions, but they are not easy to answer; by working through them in order, it is possible to identify which of the parts of copyright law apply to the specific problem or fact pattern that you need to address.
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This guide focuses specifically on some of the decisions you may need to make regarding the materials you have created or used in your research process, including drawings and photographs, tables and charts, lab notes and datasets, interviews and newscasts, software and digital artworks. It describes in non-legal language the basics of a few important terms, including “fair use,” “public domain,” “Creative Commons,” and “patent” as they may apply to these materials. Failure to consider the implications of different copyright and patent approaches for your own work can limit the impact of your work. Failure to adequately review, vet, and seek permission to use others’ work can, in a worst-case scenario, prevent your work from getting published or (in rare cases) lead to legal actions.
The following content is developed for satisify course requirements for the MDDE 622 course in Fall 2018.In the era of remixing and sharing, it is important to understand how copyright and licensing impact content creation. This learning module will introduce the topic of copyright and licensing to the reader. The module will also include an introduction to Creative Commons, the tools and resource provided by CC, the CC licenses, and finally how to properly provide attribution when using CC licensed content.The intended audience for this learning module includes faculty, instructional designers, and content developers who create and share educational content. This module can be embedded into instructional design courses that introduce topics such as sourcing, licensing, copyright, Creative Commons, and attribution.Note: All content provided here is licensed under CC BY unless specified otherwise.
Steve Foerster's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, he addresses the American legal system’s concept of fair use of copyrighted materials as it relates to education.