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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
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. It’s been re-written with content and comments from the original post combined with updated content by Sue Waters. Rule 1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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8 infographics about public domain and copyright This collection of infographics will let you learn about the current state of copyright law. The internet, especially now, in its social media phase, forces copyright laws to meet the evolving habits and expectations of internet users. What’s the best solution that could satisfy both sides: the copyright holder, and the user? The extremes are out of the equation. One extreme is the copyright law in an understanding from 100 years ago. The other is unlimited access and sharing of the somebody else’s intellectual property.

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