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Copyright Basics - Copyright. Codes of Best Practices - Center for Media and Social Impact. The Road to Copyright Clarity. Ethics/Copyright. Resources - Copyright courses and education in plain English. Legally Using Images in Libraries - Copyright courses and education in plain English. DMCA. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) contains two main sections that have been a source of particular controversy since they went into effect in 2000.


The "anti-circumvention" provisions (sections 1201 et seq. of the Copyright Act) bar circumvention of access controls and technical protection measures. The "safe harbor" provisions (section 512) protect service providers who meet certain conditions from monetary damages for the infringing activities of their users and other third parties on the net. Congress ostensibly passed the "anti-circumvention" provisions of the DMCA to discourage copyright "pirates" from defeating DRM and other content access or copy restrictions on copyrighted works, and to ban the "black box" devices intended for that purpose.

In practice the DMCA anti-circumvention provisions have done little to stop "Internet piracy. " The DMCA “safe harbors” protect service providers from monetary liability based on the allegedly infringing activities of third parties. YouTube cracks down on stream-ripping sites that pirate music. YouTube has caught the attention of a high-level congressional office interested in its copyright-protection practices, an inquiry that comes as the massive video site cracks down on stream ripping, a type of music piracy.

YouTube cracks down on stream-ripping sites that pirate music

Stream ripping swipes audio tracks off YouTube videos and spits them out as MP3 downloads. The office of the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, reached out to Google late last week about YouTube's actions on stream ripping because of his longstanding interest in quashing piracy, according to a person familiar with the matter. A second industry source said content protection organizations outside the US have been working to verify whether YouTube has been putting new measures in place to block stream ripping. Three Lessons to Learn from the $9.2M Copyright Ruling Against Houston ISD. Thanks to an email from Jay Schwermer over the weekend I learned about a federal court's ruling against Houston ISD for violating the copyright of a small company called DynaStudy that sells study guides.

Three Lessons to Learn from the $9.2M Copyright Ruling Against Houston ISD

You can read a good summary of the ruling including the $9.2 million in damages awarded to DynaStudy in this Houston Chronicle article. World IP Review also has a short overview of the case. The short version of the case is that teachers in the district were photocopying and redistributing copyrighted study guides without permission of DynaStudy and continued to do so even after DynaStudy raised concerns to the school district. According to World IP Review's article, the district tried to make a Fair Use claim regarding use of four of the copyrighted works, but the court ruled against the claims. Three Lessons to Learn from This Case 1. 2. Federal jury: HISD staff repeatedly violated copyright laws, owe company $9.2M. Charts and Tools. Fair Use Checklist. Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States. Download PDF (See footnote 1) Never Published, Never Registered Works2 Works Registered or First Published in the U.S.

Works First Published Outside the U.S. by Foreign Nationals or U.S. Citizens Living Abroad9. Copyright term and the public domain2018. Digital History. A Brief History of Copyright he idea of a balance between the rights of the creators of intellectual property and the social and cultural claims of sharing and community finds support in the early history of American copyright law.

Digital History

Noah Webster, who was trying to protect the revenues flowing from his best-selling American Spelling Book, successfully lobbied the Connecticut State Legislature to pass the new nation’s first copyright law in 1783. It gave authors control over the printing and publishing of their work for fourteen years with the option of a fourteen-year renewal—the same time period embodied in the Statute of Anne, the 1710 British law that set many of the terms for subsequent Anglo-American copyright legislation.

The Connecticut law balanced the rights of authors with the claims of the public domain by requiring authors to “furnish the Public with sufficient Editions,” which meant that those benefiting from the law could not restrict access to their work.4. Teaching Copyright. As today's tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to ensure that they understand their legal rights and responsibilities under copyright law and also how the law affects creativity and innovation.

This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Ohio State student copyright guide. Copyright FAQ - Educational Use. 1.

Copyright FAQ - Educational Use

Can I scan course readings and put them up on my website for my students to read? No, not without permission of the copyright owner. Materials posted on the web could be accessed by people all over the world. In effect you would be distributing the information freely and broadly, thus affecting the market for that work (fair use factor #4). If you do request permission from the copyright owner to place the work on your website, the copyright owner may require that you limit access by password or some method of encryption to protect against unauthorized access or illegal copying. An exception: Works in the public domain could be reproduced on a web site without infringing on someone’s copyright. 2. Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online. 1923 works renewed update2. Thousands of Copyrighted Works Just Entered the Public Domain in 2019. Qg copyright. The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright.

By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., Larry Magid, Ed.D. and David Sohn, J.D.

The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright

Whether they’re working in class or at home, students are accessing, viewing, creating, and sharing media as part of their day-to-day academic experiences. All of this is made possible by near ubiquitous access to digital devices and internet in schools and homes. While teachers are conscious of plagiarism when student products are in the form of research papers, the complicated areas of copyright, fair use, and open access creative works (such as Creative Commons or public domain) are less familiar but are just as important. Now that our students are creating and remixing audio, video, text and images to “show what they know” it is essential that they are doing all of this with a clear understanding of their own rights and the rights of other creators or owners of content. Picture this! 4 steps to understanding copyright issues. Confused About Copyright Law? These Online Resources Can Help.

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Confused About Copyright Law? These Online Resources Can Help

Or look at it from the other angle. What if you uploaded an image and someone else started using it without your permission? That’s what copyright boils down to: permission. It’s a confusing subject, yes, but it’s important that you wrap your head around it. 4 Reasons Why Facebook Is a Security and Privacy Nightmare. Facebook is no longer the king of the social media castle.

4 Reasons Why Facebook Is a Security and Privacy Nightmare

More and more people are starting to turn their backs on the network for good. And while it’s still possible to contend that you shouldn’t delete your account, the arguments in favor of ditching the service are piling up at an alarming rate. If you value your security and/or privacy, keep reading. In early 2018, Facebook hit the news headlines for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In simple terms, Zuckerberg’s company was complicit in letting the data analysis firm steal and retain information on 50 million of the service’s users. If the incident was a one-off, you might be able to forgive Facebook. Matter & Scope from copyright. Kanopy. Movie and TV Show Licensing from Swank Motion Pictures. Confused About Copyright Law? These Online Resources Can Help. Advertisement Are you allowed to grab that photo from Google Image Search and use it on your blog?

Confused About Copyright Law? These Online Resources Can Help

Or look at it from the other angle. What if you uploaded an image and someone else started using it without your permission? That’s what copyright boils down to: permission. It’s a confusing subject, yes, but it’s important that you wrap your head around it. #notataasl. DTL - Copyright Conversations NCSLMA 2017. Khloe Kardashian Sued Posting Photo Instagram Lawsuit. Know Your Copy Rights Brochure - Know Your Copyrights. A 2007 Brochure Aimed at Faculty and Teaching Assistants Among the topics covered in the brochure are: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes.

Know Your Copy Rights Brochure - Know Your Copyrights

The brochure also includes a one-page chart that highlights 24 situations when various categories of works can be used. For libraries that wish to customize the brochure, white space is available on page 3 (the bottom of the left column) where you might add the name of a local contact. Libraries are also free to use image-editing software to add their name and/or logo to the back cover of the brochure near the text that reads, "This brochure is brought to you by your institution's library.... " See the box below for ideas on how to use the brochure on campus. Download a Free Copy The brochure is available in various forms for free download as PDF files. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons – The Edublogger. The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.

The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. Understanding digital copyright is an essential skill we need to understand and teach our students. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. This post was originally written by Ronnie Burt, on the Edublogger, on Feb, 2012. Copyright for Educators & Librarians. The Basics - Copyright for Educators - Prescott Library <i class="fa fa-home"></i> at The Wheeler School.

What is Fair Use? “Fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Copyrights and Copying Wrongs. Education World answers the question "What can my students and I freely use in our lessons, presentations, workshops, newsletters, reports, and Web sites, and what is protected by copyright? " The Copyright Genie. Summaries of Fair Use Cases - Copyright Overview by Rich Stim - Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.

The best way to understand the flexible principle of fair use is to review actual cases decided by the courts. Compfight / A Flickr Search Tool. Compfight Safe Images Plugin – Edublogs Help and Support. The Compfight Safe Images plugin is a quick and easy tool to quickly find, add and add proper attribution for Creative Commons images to your posts. Below is an example of an image inserted using Compfight Safe plugin: Photo Credit: Alexey Kljatov via Compfight. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons – The Edublogger. Copyright for Educators. Copyrights and Copying Wrongs. Strategies for Fair Use. Fair Use in Visual Arts: You Be the Judge. Artists, publishers, scholars and curators depend upon fair use in the Visual Arts more than they realize.

Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog. When using Copyrighted work with written permission from owner… Used with permission from “name” , URL link to original source and or owner online presence. Citing an Image is Not Enough!  I am thrilled to see so many students creating blog posts and going BEYOND “writing” text made up letters, words, sentences and paragraphs. Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then

Know Your Copy Rights Brochure - Know Your Copyrights. MUSIC VIDEO: Copyright? What's Copyright? TEACHER CASE STUDY VIDEO: High School. INTRO VIDEO: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Copyright Clarity: Using Copyrighted Materials for Digital Learning. Copyright. Copyright poster. Don't Sell Your CDs & DVDs! 5 Downsides to Going Digital. Advertisement The world is shifting into digital gear at a rapid pace and everyone is racing to stay ahead. Video games, eBooks, music, movies, and TV shows. You name it, there’s probably a digital market for it. And while digital is awesome in many ways, it definitely isn’t perfect. On the one hand, digital media has made it far easier for independent artists and creators to break into their respective markets.

Plus, digital media is generally more convenient. Digital Ownership Is a Lie The most damning flaw in digital media — at least according to the current structure of digital distribution — is that just because you buy it doesn’t mean you own it. When you buy a CD, a DVD, a book, or a board game, you literally own that physical medium and the specific content it contains.

This isn’t true when you make a digital purchase. Digital Resale Is Impossible The issue of digital ownership has other practical implications beyond legalese and hypothetical licensing scenarios. Physical vs. NCWOToolkit - Copyright Support. Copyright, Memes and the Perils of Viral Content - Plagiarism Today. The definition of the world “meme”, in the broadest sense, is “An idea, behavior, style or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture”. Posting an Internet Meme? You May Receive a Getty Letter - Art Law Journal. How copyright is killing your favorite memes. Photographer Files $1 Billion Suit Against Getty for Licensing Her Public Domain Images. Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog. Citing an Image is Not Enough!  Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog. Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… Copyright for Educators. Students: Learn important digital citizenship skills.

NCWOToolkit - Copyright Support. Copyrights and Wrongs (9-12) Copyright and Fair Use Animation Video. Untitled. Copyright issues when using music in videos. Teaching Copyright. Teaching Copyright. Video and Copyright. U.S. Copyright Office. Fair Use. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. Copyright Center. Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators.

Copyright Advisory Office Home. Music Company Does Not Own 'Happy Birthday' Song Copyright, Judge Rules. Judge Rules Warner / Chappell Doesn't Have the Rights to 'Happy Birthday' Happy Birthday Is Finally Public Domain, China's Official Linux Distro...[Tech News Digest] Teachers%20-%20Copyright%20Guidelines%20for%20Teachers.pdf. Creating the copyright problem for teachers. Copyright for Educators & Librarians - Duke University, Emory University & The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Home - Copyright and Copywrong - Library Guides at Old Dominion University. Resources - Copyright and Copywrong - Library Guides at Old Dominion University. Fair Use Evaluator.

Center for Media & Social Impact. Copyright. Teacher Permission Template for Internet Resources. Permission Request Template. Free To Use and Share: Resources To Help Teach Kids (and Adults!) About Copyright and Creative Commons. PlagiarismBrochureTeacher (1) B4UCopy-HS-Student-Info. B4UCopy-HighSchool-Teachers-Guide.