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Using Audio Visual. How To Teach Your Students Copyright Basics. While in school, students learn a range of things that will help them with studying in a college or university and assist them throughout their future lives. All of them are extremely important—how to express thoughts orally and in writing, how to manage time, how to collaborate with others, and many other useful things. However, often we forget that students should also know how the law works. To be precise, they need to know about copyright law, how it’s related to plagiarism, how students should work with copyrighted works and protect their own writing from copyright infringement, and even the origins of copyright laws. Below I provide you with a list of must-know copyright basics with which every student should be familiar. 1.

This actually has to do with your right to use a copyrighted work without any permission from the copyright owner. For example, students can use some copyrighted works to create parodies, to conduct research, to report news, to comment, to criticize, etc. 2. #remixvic. Ethical Blogging: Sourcing Images | Future Conscience. Another Wednesday, another post on ethical blogging! For those who are just coming to Future Conscience, I have recently started a series of posts on what we feel are some good blogging practices. Each week we will be looking at a different topic in order to try and build up a body of information for bloggers new and old alike that helps guide you towards a more ethical mindset when it comes to your blog. It’s not hard to find fantastic, ethical images for your blog Today I’m going to take a look at a very important aspect of blog posts: images.

The ethical use of images is something that the internet in general plays quite fast and loose with. It’s an easy aspect of blogging to become quite lax in, taking images from anywhere (usually through the use of a quick Google Images search) without really considering whether or not you have the right to use them. Actually, wrong. The right to reproduce The easiest category to use freely are images that are in the public domain. Public Domain. Dear teacher: copyright concerns you — copyright untangled. Copyright Guidelines | Independent Schools Victoria. Independent Schools Victoria has negotiated licence agreements with agencies selected by the Australian Government to collect and distribute copyright fees. This means that schools do not have to seek permission each time they need to make multiple copies of copyright material for educational purposes.

Material protected by copyright includes: literary works: novels, textbooks, manuals, newspapers, magazines, song lyrics, databasesartistic works: paintings, sculpture, drawings, cartoons, photographs, maps, architecturemusical works: song music, jinglesdramatic works: plays, screenplaysfilms: cinematography, videos, DVDs, televisionsound recordings: CD, DVD, vinyl, cassettes, MP3sbroadcasts: radio, television. It is an infringement of copyright for any person to copy work in these categories without the permission of the copyright owner, except for specified purposes. Via Independent Schools Victoria, schools can choose to participate in annual coverage from the following agencies: Roadshow.

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab, Temple University The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law The Center for Media & Social Impact, American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. And additional support from: The Ford Foundation, by way of the Future of Public Media Project Introduction What This Is This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. This guide identifies five principles that represent the media literacy education community’s current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials, wherever and however it occurs: in K–12 education, in higher education, in nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children and youth, and in adult education.

What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. Fair Use Conclusion. Is copyright law in China any different from in the United States? A group of Chinese writers is accusing Google of copyright infringement after the company scanned their books as part of its massive Google Library project, China Daily reported Wednesday. We're used to hearing about China failing to enforce U.S. copyright laws—but not the reverse. Is copyright law in China any different from in the United States?

Not substantially so. China has signed onto both major international copyright treaties—the century-old Berne Convention and the decade-old Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, orTRIPS Agreement—which set minimum standards for copyright regulation. Under these agreements, writers, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers are granted "automatic" rights to any work they produce—i.e., they don't have to formally register a trademark. Signatories must also extend copyright at least 50 years after the author's death and treat computer programs as copyrighted work. Got a question about today's news? Why Your Favorite Video Just Disappeared From YouTube. YouTube is the most popular video platform in the world, but that doesn’t make it exempt from intellectual property laws. In fact, with the spotlight on YouTube, it makes it even more vulnerable.

This means that any video which infringes trademark or copyright laws can be removed from YouTube, often without warning. These removals can be erroneous, impacting both the content creator and the viewer. YouTube itself is vulnerable too, having been embroiled in a legal battle against Viacom since 2007, with the media company claiming that the online video platform turned a blind eye to copyright laws during its inception. Although YouTube eventually won the case, as well as the subsequent appeals, it marked a turning point for YouTube and the videos that reside on it. Let’s take a look at what all of this means, some examples of content claims, and how it all affects you. Explaining Intellectual Property Intellectual property laws are a murky business. Copyright on YouTube The Fine Bros. Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens - A New Literacy. These 39 Sites Have Amazing Stock Photos You Can Use For Free — Vantage. It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use.

A growing number of websites have amazing photos you can use for your work. Some of them cost money. Not everybody can afford those high quality photos. Fortunately most of these sites have images you can use for free. I’ve curated a list of awesome sites that have great stock images you can use for free. You may have seen some of them already on other stock photos lists. Most of the photos you will find on these sites are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. The author is the founder at Alltopstartups (where he shares startup resources) and the curator at Postanly (free weekly newsletter that delivers the most insightful long form posts from top publishers).

Plagiarism - What's The Difference? Jakar Dzong, Bhutan. The huge prayer wheel and the small monk were blurred with a long exposure. I'm sure I'm not the first photographer to have used a long exposure for this subject, but as long as I am not copying someone else's photograph, I have nothing to fear! David Oliver and I are leading a group to Bhutan next year - only a few places left, so get in touch if you're interested. In the AIPP's The Working Pro newsletter this month, I wrote a piece about plagiarism - the direct copying of someone else's work. The problem isn't in the copying, it is in misrepresenting the photograph as being your own work. So, what about subjects that have been photographed before? If plagiarism were based on subject matter, portrait photographers would be in trouble because we all take photos of people!

On social media recently, there have been a few examples of photographers exhibiting images that are incredibly similar to the work of other photographers. 10 websites that give stunning free images. Jul 22, 2015 | Sanjay Kashyap | Here is a list of 10 websites that give you stunning images and photographs absolutely free for use on website, blogs, PDFs, slideshows and wherever you want! If you have been a digital or content marketer for some time, you know this problem only too well – there isn’t much free stuff when it comes to visuals or photographs for your precious content. And as you might be fully aware by now – you just can’t substitute having visuals with texts. Visuals gives your text – be it website content, blog, social media posts, e-papers, presentations and books, researches –a powerful reach that is changes the way the content is received by your target audience.

Source: LeapAgency Now, it’s not that there are any free images on the Internet. Hence you either have to suffer the pain of using an out-of-size pixelated picture on your website/blog/social media/presentation, wherever you need it, or be happy with not putting up a visual at all. Image Source: Shutterstock. 15 Best Sites for Open Source Images. Recently, a teacher we know put together a concise and effective PowerPoint presentation which was well received. The only thing was that when the students inquired where the photos came from, the teacher said he searched for them using Google. The students replied, “You mean you stole them!” (Some of the images still prominently displayed the watermark from iStock photo!) Trust me, you don’t want to be in this position, especially if you are trying to teach the 21st Century Fluencies of Global Digital Citizenship.

Through this experience, the teacher was gently reminded that he shouldn’t use any random image from the Internet without permission. The lines have become foggy as the Internet blurs the lines of fair use copyright issues. Resources for Copyright: Google So let’s address the giant in the room: Google. When you pull up Google’s main page, you’ll see at the top left something that resembles this: Click “Images.” Go to the bottom right which shows Privacy, Terms, and Settings. 31 Amazing Sites with Free Music for Videos | McCoy Productions. As you’ll have seen from the Creative Commons license type descriptions, there are a number of licenses only available for non-commercial use.

So how do you know whether your project is commercial or non-commercial? Creative Commons’ own definition of commercial use is as follows: “…in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation.” Their guidelines on what constitutes non-commercial state that the following users are non-commercial: “(a) an Individual (b) a Nonprofit educational institution/library, (c) a Nonprofit organization as defined under US or equivalent law [1], (d) A commercial copy shop, ISP, search engine, content aggregator, blog aggregator site or similar service provider who, in the course of providing a service at the direction of the allowable NC user, may exercise a right licensed under the Creative Commons license.”

BUT …it’s not always as simple as that. Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! Copyright Basics (Global) Explainer: Creative Commons. The digital age has presented many and diverse challenges for copyright law. The rapid uptake of digital, networked technologies led to widespread online distribution of content, as well as the emergence of new practices and technologies that enabled digital content to be shared, reused and remixed on an unprecedented scale.

But while technology provided the capacity for sharing and reuse of content to occur on a vast scale, legal restrictions on the use of copyright material hampered its negotiability in the digital environment. Creative Commons (CC) emerged as a direct response to the shortcomings of copyright laws and licensing practices in the dynamic, interactive and distributed internet environment. The founders of CC recognised the power of the digital online environment, and saw the importance of enabling materials and information to flow online. How does Creative Commons work? The first suite of CC licences (version 1.0), was released on December 16 2002. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education.

Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know.