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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education - Center for Media and Social Impact

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education - Center for Media and Social Impact
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

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Australian Privacy Foundation - Privacy Laws of the World This document is a partner to pages on International Instruments, on Privacy Laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and on Privacy Laws of the States and Territories of Australia Contents Introduction There is a vast array of privacy laws around the world. This document provides access to many laws, and to many resources that point to yet more laws. 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.

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. Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. View lesson Advanced Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web.

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.

Find free images online! Images are an important part of the creative side of any educators’s work. We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sources to recommend to students. It’s not just about copyright – its about being practical, and showing students the wonderful world of possibilities beyond Google images or taking anything they find that is not actually in the public domain – a vital point as more students and teachers move into online environments of blogs, wikis and more. Including images with postings enriches the experience for the reader and can also help to illustrate or support the writer’s viewpoint.

Jenny Luca - Toorak College Information Fluency Program Toorak College Information Fluency ProgramCC BY-NC-SAAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlikeAt Toorak College the teaching and learning of information fluency skills is embedded in the dissemination of an integrated curriculum. The Information Fluency Program recognises the importance of preparing and skilling students to be active, productive and collaborative contributors in an increasingly global society. The Program is based on the standards developed by the International Society for Technology in Education(ISTE®) and compatible with the General Capabilities identified by ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) in the Australian Curriculum. It outlines, at each year level, relevant skills, learning tasks and applications that reflect 21st century learning and living. The Australian Curriculum includes seven general capabilities:

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.

A Step by Step Guide on How to Find Flickr CC Licensed Images to Use in Class May 13, 2016 Flickr is a powerful photo sharing and hosting platform. It provides a host of excellent features that allows you to easily search for and find pictures and images to use in your instruction. We are talking here about pictures licensed under a Creative Commons License or in public domaine. For those of you new to Flickr, the tips below are essential to help you learn more about how to use Flickr search features to locate CC licensed images. If you are not familiar with what each type of CC License means , you may want to read this page before you proceed. 1- Search photos by license Photos on Flickr are classified under different licenses.

Social Media Privacy Terms Translated into Plain English, Finally We fully expect our kids and our students to adhere to social media privacy terms with due diligence. Part of this is reading the terms and conditions portion of any network they sign up for. But when those conditions are presented as dozens of pages of jargon written at a post-graduate reading level, students lose interest quickly. 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.

Australian educational licence Screenrights licenses schools, TAFEs and universities to copy from television and radio, and to put copied progams on an intranet, email them and manage them using a digital sytem such as Clickview. Our licences cover most schools, all universities and many TAFEs. If you are unsure as to whether your institution is licensed, please contact us. With a Screenrights licence you can copy: Any program – movies, current affairs, documentaries, newsAny amount – copy five minutes or an entire drama, make one copy or 20, it’s up to youAnywhere – make copies at home or in your libraryFrom any channel – copy from free to air TV, pay TV or radioPodcasts and vodcasts – copy broadcast material made available online by the broadcasterIn any format – copy onto VHS, DVD or store digital copies on a hard drive or other deviceFrom old copies – update your VHS copies by putting them in digital format And make the following uses of your copies:

mashable Rebecca Levey is a co-founder of, a video review site by and for tweens. She writes about technology and education at Beccarama and is a White House Champion of Change for Education. Follow her at @beccasara.