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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. These removals can be erroneous, impacting both the content creator and the viewer. YouTube itself is vulnerable too, having been embroiled in a legal battle against Viacom since 2007, with the media company claiming that the online video platform turned a blind eye to copyright laws during its inception.

Copyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft Julia’s dream is to make a living as a photographer. In this dream, she takes amazing photos, people buy them, and their purchases fund her future work. But it’s not that simple. Julia wants to publish some of her photos to help spread the word, but she’s concerned because photos are easy to copy. She could lose control and not be able to make a living from her talent. So she does some research and learns that in the U.S., as with other countries, we have laws that give creators of materials like books, images, movies, artwork and music a way to own and protect their creations.

Publish/Audio Internet Archive SoundCloud SoundCloud is a music and audio sharing community that allows artists to upload its works under the full suite of CC licenses. Its set of tools integrate nicely across the web, with adoptions from well known artists and labels. How to publish on SoundCloud 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. China has signed onto both major international copyright treaties—the century-old Berne Convention and the decade-old Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, orTRIPS Agreement—which set minimum standards for copyright regulation. Under these agreements, writers, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers are granted "automatic" rights to any work they produce—i.e., they don't have to formally register a trademark.

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit However fabulous Creative Commons and Public Domain content may be, sometimes you really need to use copyrighted material. Say you plan to comment on popular media or current events. For instance, you may be planning to critique the portrayal of Native Americans in commercial films.

Copyright and Creative Commons Julia’s dream is to make a living as a photographer. In this dream, she takes amazing photos, people buy them, and their purchases fund her future work. But it’s not that simple. Julia wants to publish some of her photos to help spread the word, but she’s concerned because photos are easy to copy. She could lose control and not be able to make a living from her talent. So she does some research and learns that in the U.S., as with other countries, we have laws that give creators of materials like books, images, movies, artwork and music a way to own and protect their creations. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education 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

How to Cultivate a Bully-Free Community Fifth grade student Malcolm Lyon is especially tall for his age and well-spoken. When asked what he loved most about his school, Malcolm answered simply, “No bullying.” This might be surprising given the struggle with bullying that schools face nationwide. This August, Malcolm is starting his eighth year at Odyssey Community School, a small private school in Asheville, North Carolina that serves students in prekindergarten through high school. Here, the subject of bullying is addressed with five guiding fundamentals. 1.

Activity 7: Fair use, copyright, and introduction to using images Welcome to our free professional development series on class and student blogging! This series consists of a range of activities that take you through the process of class and student blogging. While many of the class blog examples we’ve included are from primary grades, the same principles apply for class blogs regardless of student age (including adult learners). The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order! The aim of this activity is to introduce you to the use of images and how to use them on class and student blogs. 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. It is an infringement of copyright for any person to copy work in these categories without the permission of the copyright owner, except for specified purposes. Via Independent Schools Victoria, schools can choose to participate in annual coverage from the following agencies:

Reducing bullying and cyber bullying This fall, there are new and revamped laws in many states that address K-12 bullying and cyber bullying. In Massachusetts, we have one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching laws in the country. As in many states, K-12 teachers in Massachusetts have new responsibilities to respond to, report, and address bullying and cyber bullying. Up, Up and Away? (TM) Level: Grades 7 to 8 About the Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts Overview 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.

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