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U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. This Fair Use Index is a project undertaken by the Office of the Register in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). The Fair Use Index tracks a variety of judicial decisions to help both lawyers and non-lawyers better understand the types of uses courts have previously determined to be fair—or not fair. The Fair Use Index is designed to be user-friendly. Although the Fair Use Index should prove helpful in understanding what courts have to date considered to be fair or not fair, it is not a substitute for legal advice. We hope you find the Fair Use Index a helpful resource. Please note that the Copyright Office is unable to provide specific legal advice to individual members of the public about questions of fair use. Related:  Teacher Resources

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. You absolutely intended to look up the fair use guidelines for using technology resources. 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

It’s all C.R.A.P.: Four Principles of Design | THINKblog What a bunch of C.R.A.P.! There are four principles of design that we want you to get under your belt. If you’re a designer, you’ll know this stuff already. It’s like you’ll have some secret superpower. Watch the video, read the stuff below, and suggestion: if you haven’t ever seen this stuff before, print it out, put it on the wall, and absorb! The 4 Principles of Design Follow these four rules for better design! C. is for Contrast. Creating contrast for elements means that discrete elements stand out. R. is for Repetition. Repetition, for instance making a header and footer the same color, makes scanning a website easier. A. is for Alignment. Columns within a page makes it easier to scan horizontally. P. is for Proximity. Proximity means that things are associated with one another – or not. Tell you what, just watch the C.R.A.P. video, OK? – Gregory and Mark

Copyright Guide · Help & Instruction Copyright basics - Fair dealing (Canada) vs. Fair use (U.S.) In Canada, fair dealing as defined by the Copyright Act is more restrictive than the fair use provisions in the United States, particularly in regards to education and teaching. For example, in the United States, showing films or videos in a classroom without special permission or performance rights is permitted. In Canada, public performance rights must be acquired to show a video or film in a classroom. The United States also allows making copies of works for distribution in class. For additional information on the differences between fair dealing in Canada and fair use in the United States, see the summary table (PDF) prepared by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. In Canada, teaching is not listed as an example of fair dealing and is only covered in the specific educational exceptions as outlined below.

Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions | Teaching Copyright What is fair use? The Copyright Act gives copyright holders the exclusive right to reproduce works for a limited time period. Fair use is a limitation on this right. Fair use allows people other than the copyright owner to copy part or, in some circumstances, all of a copyrighted work, even where the copyright holder has not given permission or objects. How does fair use fit with copyright law? Copyright law embodies a bargain. However, copyright law does not give copyright holders complete control of their works. By carving out a space for creative uses of music, literature, movies, and so on, even while the works are protected by copyright, fair use helps to reduce a tension between copyright law and the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of expression. How does the court know if a use is fair? Whether a use is fair will depend on the specific facts of the use. These factors are guidelines, and they are not exclusive. What has been recognized as fair use?

APFN MESSAGE BOARD - China wants a One World Currency too Henk Ruyssenaars July 13th 2009 - In a publication by William Pesek, Bloomberg's 'news' columnist in Tokyo, Pesek wrote about the development in the US/China relations, and the fact that China wants a 'One World Currency' too, some kind of 'global framework' to keep the money flow going. The reason, Pesek wrote, was that the $17 Trillion debt would result in a 'Divorce' between the two, which ''won’t be a pretty one.'' "What may be necessary is a global framework or pact, to end the dollar’s dominance. "Returning from China last month, U.S. "China is beginning to cancel Congress’s credit card," he told Fox News on June 10. But the Chinese know all this, and 'help' with their propaganda to guide towards - what they think too - is a profitable solution: profitable for the banks of course. In a report from the world's monetary flow and usury institute, the criminal Rothschild BIS cartel says - in between the lines - the same as China: that more control is needed. And China knows this too...

4Teachers : Main Page Standards Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace. The ISTE Standards work together to support educators, students and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills and knowledge necessary to move away from the factory model. These are not the typical boxes educators need to check. They provide a framework for rethinking education, adapting to a constantly changing technological landscape and preparing students to enter an increasingly global economy. Empowering connected learners in a connected world As educators, we are preparing students for a future that we cannot yet imagine. Want to know more? How can the ISTE Standards be used? Visit permissions and licensing.

The Commons Under "The Commons," cultural institutions that have reasonably concluded that a photograph is free of copyright restrictions are invited to share such photograph under their new usage guideline called "no known copyright restrictions." Photographs can be difficult to analyze under copyright law, not only because laws around the world differ with respect to scope and duration of protection, but because the photographs themselves often lack credit lines, dates and other identifying information. Libraries, museums and other cultural institutions have a great deal of experience with photographs because they frequently collect, preserve, document and study them in accordance with their nonprofit missions. However, in many instances, a cultural institution will not be the rights holder under copyright law. Therefore, it can neither grant permission to others who wish to use a photograph nor provide a guarantee that the photograph is in the public domain.