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The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educat

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educat
Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe 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 Principles of Fair Use in Media Literacy Education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion Common Myths About Fair Use Notes 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. What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. It’s not a guide to using material that people give the public permission to use, such as works covered by Creative Commons licenses. How This Document Was Created Media Literacy Education Fair Use and Education Related:  Copyright

10 iPad Apps for Web Curation Curation vs. Aggregation? Curation is such a necessity these days. The overwhelming wave of information we are exposed to is drowning us in facts and opinion. Not only do we need to be curating the information that we are consuming but we need to be insisting that our students have the skills and necessary tools in which to curate their own world. I have listed a number of capable curation apps that can help to do just that. I tend to use more than one of these and in fact there are days that I would use three or four. Pearltrees: FREE Pearltrees is a place to collect, organize, discover everything you like on the web. Flipboard: FREE Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you, from Instagram photos and Facebook updates to Tumblr posts and articles from your favorite publications.

What is Fair Use? What is Fair Use? The Fair Use Doctrine is one of the most important limitations on the exclusive rights of the copyright holder. It allows that copyright can be infringed because strict application of the law impedes the production and dissemination of works to the public. Sec. 107. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. Section 107 is not meant to be specific. However, it should not be assumed that every use of a copyrighted work in an educational environment is a fair use. Fair Use should be actively exercised and considered on a case-by-case basis by weighing the four factors of fair use. Fair Use and Guidelines by Daniel Lee

What Is Copyright Infringement? Examples That May Surprise You There are a few things going on here. First of all, let’s forget about the existing translation and look back at the definition of a derivative work from the first question. It’s pretty clear that without the original book, there could be no translation whatsoever—the de facto definition of “derivative.” Inarguably, a translation is a derivative work. Well, obviously, you say. I know it’s a derivative work. Wrong. However, if the original copyright has expired, you’re certainly free to make your own translation—even if someone else has done another modern translation, whose copyright is still valid. Here’s an example—Beowulf, arguably the most impressive of the Old English that has luckily enough been preserved, has been translated many, many times. You may be surprised to learn how vastly different translations of the same piece can vary, especially when you’re dealing with poetry.

If not for Congress, Superman, Lassie and Scrabble would be free for anyone to reproduce tomorrow On Jan. 1, a whole raft of artistic and intellectual works will be making their way into the public domain — or they would be if Congress hadn't extended copyright terms for the umpteenth time in 1998. At its core, copyright is meant to protect authors and creators. But as we've seen recently with a battle over Sherlock Holmes, copyrights can sometimes prevent well-meaning fans from showing the depth of their appreciation for a work by becoming creators themselves. These days things that were published before 1978 enjoy copyright protections of up to 95 years, but that wasn't always the case. By that older baseline, the public starting tomorrow would have a huge amount of new and culturally relevant material to work with. None of these items will actually become public-domain works tomorrow, but it's nice to think about what might have been. Superman Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's man of steel made his debut in comic-book form in 1938. "A Christmas Carol" M.C. "Caps for Sale" Lassie Scrabble

Best Free iPad Apps The iPad has become one of the most successful tablet computers in the market since the device was launched by Apple in April 2010. As it runs the same mobile operating system, iOS, as the iPhone, most apps designed for the iPhone would work on the iPad. If optimized, they work even better on the larger screen of the iPad. In Apple’s App Store, there are now more than 1 million commercial and free iOS apps available for download. To install the apps on your device, you might use one of the following ways. Quick Access to App Store: In iPad's browser, tap a program title on this iPad app list to go the App Store, tap the "FREE" button and then the "INSTALL APP" button. This plus sign is attached to the logo of an app which is designed for or compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This is a multi-page article. Page Index: Read this article in Chinese This list of Best Free iPad Apps now includes 133 apps in 84 categories. New and Updated Apps: Back to the top of the page

Does "Fair Use" Allow Nonprofits To Reproduce News Articles on Their Websites? — Groundwire West Coast firm transfers clients to experts in Plone hosting UPDATE Mar. 12th, 2013: The board at Groundwire asked us to share this official press release (PDF) to help explain what has happened. INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2013 - Six Feet Up has acquired 110 Plone hosting clients from a partner in Seattle., an agency that helps non-profit organizations with their web strategy and development needs, has decided to exit the hosting business. They determined it was best for their clients to transfer all of their managed web hosting services to Six Feet Up. The clients will receive hosting, support, and Plone enhancements from Six Feet Up. “This is a significant expansion of Plone hosting clients that we serve.” said Six Feet Up CTO, Calvin Hendryx-Parker. Six Feet Up operates two data centers for Python-based web applications, like Plone, and specializes in developing and hosting sophisticated web applications. Plone is an open source enterprise web content management system.

Copyright Advisory Office Study: Piracy actually helps small films make money "Harry Potter" and other big-budget blockbusters benefited from the shutdown of Megaupload more than small- and medium-size films. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) Stopping Internet piracy may benefit filmmakers -- but only some filmmakers, and only some of the time. That’s one of the implications, at least, of a newly updated study by economists at the Munich School of Management and Copenhagen Business School. That did happen for some films, like “Harry Potter” and “Ice Age” -- a finding some economists have reached before. How is that possible? For “Harry Potter,” that’s no big deal -- everyone knows about “Harry Potter,” courtesy of Warner Brothers’ massive advertising budget. “We believe that our study offers an important implication for policy,” the authors write -- but an “important complication” may be more accurate. Update: These findings are, to no one's surprise, pretty controversial.

10+ Best Apps For Your Dropbox If you’ve been using Dropbox for a while, you may not have noticed that a whole ecosystem of applications have been built up to use the service. Over time, these apps have sprung up to fill all of the little holes Dropbox left unfilled. There are apps now for just about everything. It’s possible to sync Google Docs to Dropbox, automatically send Gmail attachments to Dropbox, play music in a browser from your Dropbox music files, encrypt your Dropbox, easily host a website or blog in Dropbox, collect URLs and web clippings to Dropbox and to automate file syncs between all of your social networks and Dropbox. 1. DropItToMe is a service which allows you to set up a URL specifically for your friends and clients to use for uploading things to your Dropbox. JotForm lets you create an online form for people to fill out, which then gets saved to your Dropbox. 2. Many people use services like InSync to perform a Dropbox-like sync for Google Docs to their home computer. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Copyright & Fair Use - Fair Use Fair use is a copyright principle based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism. For example, if you wish to criticize a novelist, you should have the freedom to quote a portion of the novelist’s work without asking permission. Absent this freedom, copyright owners could stifle any negative comments about their work. Unfortunately, if the copyright owner disagrees with your fair use interpretation, the dispute may have to be resolved by a lawsuit or arbitration. The only guidance for fair use is provided by a set of factors outlined in copyright law. This chapter explains the various rules behind fair use principles.

MediaLaw Monitor – Copyright The 2nd Circuit Weighs in on Transformativeness in the Visual Arts By Christopher J. Robinson A year after hearing oral argument, the 2nd Circuit has issued its much anticipated decision in Cariou v. Prince, 714 F.3d 694 (2nd Cir. 2013), on copyright fair use in the visual arts. As Read More » Can We Publish This Photo? Analyzing Fair Use When the Well-Known Subject of an Image Owns the Copyright Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. By Elizabeth McNamara and Chris Robinson Earlier this year, the New York Court of Appeals issued an important decision which should help New York publishers combat online piracy of their copyrighted works and will DMCA Update: Copyright Office Proposes Changes to Agent Registration System Goal is to Qualify for Copyright Safe Harbor for User Generated Content By Adam Shoemaker, David D. Copyright Office Begins New DMCA Exemption Rulemaking By David M. Disaster or Disaster Averted? By Christopher J. Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims By David D.

eSchool News Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is important in this digital “cut and paste” world we live in. One great project to share with students that can better help them understand how and when they may use images created by others is the Creative Commons project. Creative Commons is designed to span the gap between full copyright and the public domain. When an image creator posts an image online and applies a Creative Commons license to it, there are four conditions/restrictions they can apply to the image: 1. Here is a sample of what a Creative Commons license may look like. Now, of course, in the “old” days, we would suggest students write to image creators and ask permission to use their image. (Next page: How to find Creative Commons and other free images)

32,000 Years of Technology in Education [Video] Educators have come a long way since the cave drawings of 30,000 B.C.E. and the dial-up Internet connections of the mid-1990s. But while the tools have changed, the approach, in many ways, has not. Teachers and professors should look at technology as a way to engage students and prepare them for real-world skills. As Doug Woods notes in his article “Pedagogy Versus Technology,” keeping up with technology in the classroom is an age-old struggle: I feel that many teachers are ‘uneasy’ about the technology in the classroom, possibly because they do not use it much themselves or do not feel in control of it. Read the full article here. The video below details most of the important education technology over the last 32,000 years.

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: OR in the PUBLIC DOMAIN Music: Free Music THE BIG PICTURE PAGE 1 CopyRight: Book Fair Use Rights PAGE 3 How some Teachers Feel About Fair Use