Copyright Laws for Teachers: Educational CyberPlayGround® CITE - the Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc.
AS YOUR SOURCE. ( ISTC 301/501 Resources ) Definition of Copyright: "The legal right granted to an author, a composer, a playwright, a publisher, or a distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work. Music used in the K12 classroom For a project of any kind music needs to be evaluated - because the music might be copyrighted, the words might be copyrighted, and the performance might be copyrighted.
For a song that is 300 years old the music would have passed into the public domain out of any date of copyright, the words would also (including the words if it had), but the performance would still fall under copyright laws. Music that Can be Used in Education Without Permission or License and played in the class room if it is: Technology in the Classroom: Schools, the Internet, and Copyright Law. Except for the occasional plagiarized passage or unattributed reference in student research papers, most veteran K-12 educators have had little experience dealing with copyright issues in their classrooms.
With the advent of the Internet, however, their need to know about copyright law and to understand its implications for such activities as Internet research, downloading programs and documents, creating class Web sites, and installing software on school networks has increased dramatically. Most reference materials on the subject, however, are so buried in legal gobbledygook and cloaked in ambiguity that it takes a copyright expert to interpret it all. Luckily, Education World has found one! Read on as educator and copyright attorney Nancy Willard discusses the kinds of educational activities that risk copyright infringement and provides strategies for minimizing that risk. Included: A sample Web site management chart and a sample copyright permission request form. Exceptions & Limitations: Classroom Use, Fair Use, and more.
If copyright gave creators the ability to completely control all uses of their works, creativity and culture would soon grind to a halt.
No work is created in a vacuum; all new works build on, are influenced by, and make reference to works that have gone before. Moreover, since copyright has some fundamental public interest purposes, it's important that the public be able to do some kinds of things with all works. Copyright law places a high value on educational uses. The Classroom Use Exemption (17 U.S.C. §110(1)) only applies in very limited situations, but where it does apply, it gives some pretty clear rights.
Kycrfaq.pdf. The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance. During the discussions leading to the enactment of the 1976 Copyright Act, the following guidelines were published as part of the House of Representatives Report on the pending bill (H.R.
Rep. 94-1476, pages 65-74.) The purpose of these guidelines is to help educators interpret the fair use provisions relating to classroom copying for educational use. These guidelines are not part of the copyright legislation nor are they legally binding. As part of the legislative history of the 1976 Copyright Act, however, they may be helpful in determining Congress's intent in interpreting fair use. The guidelines do not cover academic coursepacks. Guidelines: SINGLE COPYING FOR TEACHERS: A single copy of the following items may be made for a teacher's scholarly research or use in teaching or preparation to teach a class: A chapter from a book. Definitions: Brevity: Spontaneity: Cumulative Effect: