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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. Let’s take a look at what all of this means, some examples of content claims, and how it all affects you. Explaining Intellectual Property Intellectual property laws are a murky business. A trademark distinguishes your brand from a competitor. Trademark ownership depends on the context and use. On the other hand, copyright doesn’t have to be registered. Copyright on YouTube

Copyright Advisory Network - Copyright Advisory Network Copyright and Primary Sources How do I use the Restriction Statements that accompany the American Memory collections? The Library of Congress assesses materials for legal considerations prior to placing items online (see legal assessment). The Restriction Statement that accompanies each American Memory collection provides known information regarding ownership of materials in the collection. What is copyright? If there is no copyright notice, does that mean there is no copyright? When can I assume that there is no copyright protection for a work? Top Does copyright give the owner an absolute monopoly? In general, copyrights last for the life of the author, plus 70 years. Where can I go for more information on copyright? Fair Use What is "fair use"? To determine whether a specific use under one of these categories is "fair," courts are required to consider the following factors: For classroom use, how does "fair use" apply? Classroom Examples The lesson will be used by different teachers teaching the same class.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources August 12, 2014 Now that the new school year is about to start, it would be great to devote a session with your students where you can talk to them about issues related to copyright and proper use of digital artifacts from the net. This will definitely help them make better and informed decisions as to the kind of materials they are allowed to use in their work and provide them with practice on the different ways they can appropriately credit sources. This resourceful page embeds a wide variety of materials to use in this regard, browse through the items featured there and bookmark the ones you plan to use with your students. I am also sharing with you this wonderful graphic that debunks 5 myths about copyright infringement. You can print it off and use it in your class as well.

How Teachers Can Find and Download Safe Creative Common Images for use in the Classroom About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. 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. But copyright conventions in China and America are not identical. China, furthermore, is much more lax about enforcing copyright laws than the United States.

Other Side of Plagiarism Most of my Head for the Edge columns, updated and edited, can be found in my latest book. Buy it and I might be able to afford a nicer nursing home one day. Thank you. The Other Side of Plagiarism Head for the Edge, Library Media Connection, September 2004 Here I am! Student plagiarism is an oft discussed topic in our profession. Clete is right, of course. Perhaps I am too sympathetic with the Lil’ Debbies of the world. As educators, this is our ethical failing if our assignments do not help student learn necessary academic skills and necessary life-long skills. Part of our professional mission should be to help classroom teachers improve the quality of their research assignments (whether they want to or not). My dad used to say, “A thing not worth doing is not worth doing well.”

Teacher Resource: Copyright Quick Check Webcast | Library of Congress TITLE: Teacher Resource: Copyright Quick Check SPEAKER: Various Speakers EVENT DATE: 2015/07/30 RUNNING TIME: 2 minutes TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window) Learn how Section 110 of the copyright statute offers educators latitude in using materials during face-to-face teaching activities. Related Webcasts Webcasts for Teachers Related Library Resources Resources for Teachers at the Library of Congress

Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, & Trademark Law Welcome - Copyright Crash Course - LibGuides at University of Texas at Austin The Copyright Crash Course was created by Georgia Harper and is currently maintained by UT Libraries. The Course is arranged into several sections that allow users to explore certain areas of copyright law individually or as a group. The Course was originally created with faculty in mind, but can be used by anyone who is interested in understanding and managing their copyrights. If you need to take the Crash Course tutorial & test, click here (UT affiliation required). Version 1 of the Copyright Crash Course is available via Texas ScholarWorks. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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 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 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. This guide identifies five principles that represent the media literacy education community’s current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials, wherever and however it occurs: in K–12 education, in higher education, in nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children and youth, and in adult education. What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. Fair Use Conclusion

Copyright for Educators | Teachers | Education | PBS SoCal Copyright for Educators is a series of videos designed to help educators learn about what they can and can’t do within the category of “Teaching” in the Copyright Act. Under the Copyright Act, there is nothing more intriguing and exciting for educators than Fair Use. Fair Use is the concept that if you are doing something for the greater good of society, like teaching, then your needs supersede the ownership rights of the copyright holder under the Copyright Act. Teachers, and by association, students, can legally use music, websites, videos, images, and a wealth of copyrighted materials for the purposes of teaching, that wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. Still a bit intimidated? Allow us to break all of the details down for you! And download our Copyright Checklist and our FairUse Guidelines.

Copyright-CopyWrong The Educators' Lean and Mean No FAT Guide to Fair Use By Hall Davidson You can't afford to ignore the law, but neither can you afford to overlook the needs of your students. The good news for educators heading into a new millennium is that abiding by--and helping to shape--fair use copyright principles and guidelines is really not that difficult. For help, read on. Is it legal for students to use copyrighted clips from videos, CDs, or the Internet to create multimedia reports? These are the sorts of questions that abound in technology-rich schools today. In those gray or controversial areas in which legal precedents have not yet been set, common sense and a willingness to blaze new and ethical trails may be your best guides. Those of you using technology for instruction may be pleasantly surprised at what is legal and ethical. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act signed into law in October of 1998 updated aspects of copyright law. So what is the bottom line? Here's how it goes.