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Copyright and Fair Use - UMUC Library

Copyright and Fair Use - UMUC Library
Disclaimer The information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Such is not the case here, and accordingly, the information presented here must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. Updated January 28, 2011 Consistent with BOR Policy IV-3.20, the UMUC Library has developed guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials. The UMUC Library addresses copyright and intellectual property issues because of its role in teaching and promoting information literacy. An Introduction to Copyright What Is Copyright? What Can be Copyrighted? Tangible, original expressions can be copyrighted. Fixation: The item must be fixed in some way. What Cannot be Copyrighted? Works in the public domain: Ideas are in the public domain. What Does Copyright Protect? Top An Introduction to Fair Use Related:  Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright for Educators (US) This is a course for educators who want to learn about US copyright law in the education context. P2PU also offers a similar courses for Australia, if that content is more appropriate. Educators who are not in the US are welcome to sign up, too, if they want to learn about copyright law in the US. The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day-to-day teaching. What is the public domain? Goals By the end of this course, you should be able to: Understand the basic concepts of copyright law; Identify copyright issues in education; Understand when fair use or other copyright exceptions apply to teacher, librarian, or student use of copyrighted content; and Strategize and talk with your students, peers, and administrators about how to use copyright exceptions in education. Who should take this course? What won't I learn? Prerequisites About the Instructor Laura Quilter is a librarian and lawyer. Photo credit: "Catherine M.

The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use A five-part series When it comes to copyright law and the application of fair use exceptions, ignorance is definitely not bliss! Learn how to educate yourselves and your students and avoid making a costly mistake! You really did plan to find time over the summer to familiarize yourself with the latest information on copyright law. So now you have a student who wants to include audio of a Beatles song in a multimedia presentation about the 1960s, another who wants to include the poem "Casey at the Bat" in a report on the World Series, and a third who wants to post photographs of Biden and Obama to the class Web site. What's an educator to do? Click Part 1: Copyrights and Copying Wrongs below to begin. Who Said That? Article by Linda Starr Education World® Copyright © Education World

Creative Commons for K-12 Educators Update: The second round of this facilitated course is located at It is open for sign-up through August 4, 2013. This facilitated course ran for 7 weeks (March 18 - May 5, 2013). Rationale for the course We want to help K-12 educators find and adapt free, useful resources for their classes. Education Without Limits: Why Open Education Matters by Joseph Sumbi / CC BY Who should take this course? Elementary, primary, or secondary school educatorsAnyone interested in primary education who would like to obtain the skills listed below What will I learn? Depending on how much you put into the course, you may learn how to: Find educational resources that are open for sharing and remix Remix open educational resourcesShare remixes on the webAttribute CC licensed materials CC license your workExplain CC licenses and how they workEdit collaborativelyWork transparentlyAdvocate openness What won't I learn? What is the time commitment?

APA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors: Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell KeckLast Edited: 2018-02-21 02:26:13 Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Title Page Abstract

CopyRIGHT Pathfinder on Copyright Law for Librarians The second CopyRIGHT Pathfinder, which is part of the 2013 Copyright Community, is now available. This Pathfinder is designed with brief descriptions and hyperlinks to guide you to primary and secondary sources on copyright law and licensing for librarians. All sources are vetted. Use your time reading about copyright law; not locating reliable resources! CopyRIGHT Pathfinders are new to the Copyright Community in 2013. Collecting the Data: Templates and Resources for the School Librarian Please note that this website is in the process of being update. Some of the links and resources may no longer be available. Update and new resources will be posted soon! Templates and Resources for the School Librarian The mission of the data project is to provide School Librarians with strategies and tools to evaluate and to promote the School Library Media Program. Monitoring Our Mission Using Information Power 2 as a guiding document, this website is divided into four main areas: reading, collaboration, collection development, and program perception. Although this website is divided, the four concepts are intertwined and related to each other as demonstrated in the graphic below.

Key Milestones In Social Media Law [Infographic] It’s the Wild West out here on the Internet. While individual social media companies face lawsuits over copyrights, privacy and antitrust violations, Washington debates bills like SOPA and PIPA to help redefine the law for the Digital Age. This infographic from the Socially Aware blog examines the key moments that led us to what can only be described as a hot, electrically-charged mess. The timeline begins appropriately in 1984 with Sony v. More than a decade later, the Internet is still a place where information flows freely and openly to users in most parts of the world. Image by Jirsak via Shutterstock

Gift & Deselection Manager « Getting It System Toolkit The GIST Gift & Deselection Manager (GDM) is designed to manage and streamline library workflow for processing gifts and evaluating materials for weeding. It is standalone open-source software that automates the gathering of data for evaluating donations; including holdings, edition comparisons, full-text, and other data. It also recommends “keep or do not keep” according to your collection building conspectus file, and if you keep an item, GDM can open and search the work in OCLC Connexion so you may attach holdings and download a record. The Gift Manager also automates donor letters with lists of donated items – no more keying in title information for acknowledgments, with all the data now stored in GDM’s database for future reference. The GDM also enables collection managers to perform item-by-item deselection or use the batch analysis tool to create custom deselection reports for large weeding projects. A screenshot of the Gift and Deselection Manager interface System requirements

Top 10 Tips for Images and Copyrights to Avoid a Social Media Disaster | Sociality Squared Blog Copyrights and social media always seem like this gray area that brands walk on eggshells over or just ignore completely, especially when it comes to images. Here are the top 10 tips on what you need to know to avoid a copyright disaster and maintain your brand’s integrity when it comes to images and social media. What is a copyright? Merrian-Webster dictionary defines copyright as “the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical or artistic work).” Every country has its own copyright laws, but the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is an international agreement governing copyright between its signatories. What do Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter say about copyright law? Each social media platform, such as Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, has copyright information in each of their respective terms of conditions. 1) Copyright is owned by who created it.

Weeding Library Collections CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries, Revised and Updated by Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, 2008 Electronic VersionWeeding the Fiction Collection: Should I Dump Peyton Place? A comprehensive web page about weeding fiction, with a bibliography, links to policies, excerpts from policies, bullet points about weeding, and even a weeding skit, from Overbooked at the Chesterfield County (VA) Public Library.SUNLINK Weed of the Month Archive Advice for weeding non-fiction books and media, aimed at school libraries, but of interest to public libraries also. Dickinson, G. (2005, April/May). Crying over spilled milk. There isn't one media specialists that doesn't find the job of weeding their selection daunting. Dr. Step One: Start with one shelf and pull out the books on that shelf and just do a visual check. Step Two: Once you have a pile of suspect books, apply the rules of deselection and make the decision to toss or keep. Dr. Dickinson, G. (2005, April/May). Throw Them Away.

Learning Resources: Copyright Issues What is intellectual property? Is it okay to copy information such as words and pictures from a book, a CD-ROM, or the Internet? Do I need to get permission to link to someone's website? How can I tell if a student has copied their report from the web? Intellectual Property Have you ever written a story, created a work of art, or composed a song? Copyright Law Copyright is the right to use ideas or information created by someone else. In a global community such as the Internet, the laws become an issue. You need to know the laws to protect you, your students, and the developers of Internet content. Consider designing activities for Copyright Awareness Week in March. Try the Copyright Interactive from Cyberbee. Copyleft Licensing Copyleft is a recent term used to describe the removal of restrictions on the use of ideas and information. Student Fairs and Projects What rules and laws govern the use of materials in student projects? Mashups, Collages, and Derivative Works Resources Student Resources

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