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Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Fair Use

Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Fair Use
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?

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Copyright Law and Ethics Copyright and legal issues The Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Australian Copyright Council provides up-to-date resources that cover many of the issues faced by filmmakers. Copyright law provides that any content used as part of a production must be wholly created by the maker of the film - it should be new and original work. Otherwise written permission must be sought from the copyright-holder agreeing for their work to be included in the production. All communication with copyright holders must makethe outcomes of the work clear, and where it will be seen. This affects what rights are required and what fees may be charged. About Creative Commons Licenses: creativecommons.org Our public copyright licenses incorporate a unique and innovative “three-layer” design. Each license begins as a traditional legal tool, in the kind of language and text formats that most lawyers know and love. We call this the Legal Code layer of each license.

8 Steps for Students to Remove Thier Digital Footprints September, 2014 One of the essential parts of the digital citizenship I have been long talking about in this blog is about digital footprints. Students need to know that whatever they do or create online leaves behind a trail or digital breadcrumbs that others can trace. This "others" can be anyone from prospective employers, to college admission boards, anything you do online should be vetted by a critical lens and if "you don't want your parents to know about it then better not do it". One of the simplest and effective ways to track your digital footprints is through Googling yourself. Just remember that when you Google yourself make sure you are logged off from your Google account. Next step is to delete things that you don't want the 'others' I mentioned above to know about you.

Interactive Graphic about Copyright Today we are adding this wonderful resource from Cyberbee. This is basically an interactive image which includes important information in the form of answers to questions students might raise when discussing the topic of copyright. To start using this resource all you need to do is to hover your pointer over a student to read the question then click on that student to read the answer. Here are the questions asked by students in this interactive graphic, to see the answer you need to click on a student. 1- What is copyright 2- What about me ? Does't the public have rights to use music and art ? Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner Scams are often sent via email but can also be sent by instant messaging and SMS. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) SCAMwatch website anyone can fall victim to a scam. Scams succeed because they look like the real thing and scammers manipulate people into responding. Scams can appear to come from authoritative sources, like a well-known bank or mobile phone provider. They may make people fearful that they will miss out on a special offer, or feel ashamed of themselves for refusing to help a person or group in need. If in doubt about the legitimacy of a website, call the organisation it claims to represent.

Britannica - Study Guide As you begin to work on more research papers and evidence-based projects, you will find that providing citations for all of the research you use will be a required part of your work to help you ensure academic honesty. We’ve put together a collection of activities to help you gain some valuable citation skills. In our Activity Centre you will find activities and information about how to identify plagiarism so you can prevent it, how to paraphrase information and how to accurately cite research. Excellent Video Clips on Plagiarism to Share with Your Students 1- What is Plagiarism 2- A Quick Guide to Plagiarism 3- Plagiarism: a film by Murdokh 4- Avoid Plagiarism in Research papers with paraphrases and quotations 5- Before he cheats: A teacher parody 6- 10 types of plagiarism

A Visual Guide To Creative Commons Licensing A Visual Guide To Creative Commons Licensing Creative Commons licensing was one of the best things that ever happened to the internet. Where once the internet was an untamed beast overran by plagiarism, non-attributed image theft, copyright confusion, and super shaky sense of who owns what–well, really that hasn’t changed for most. But for those paying attention, Creative Commons licensing offers an oasis of both simple rules and a communal framework that allows both media publishers and media consumers the ability to be on the same page.

Identity Theft Methods According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity thieves can obtain information by rummaging through trash or stealing from purses, wallets, mailboxes, or homes.[1] They may also use electronic methods, such as those listed below. Phishing relies on pop-ups, spam, and websites that look authentic to obtain personal information, such as log-in information and credit card numbers. Pharming uses malicious code to redirect users to fraudulent sites where hackers can access their personal information. Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright skip navigation Library of Congress Teachers Suggestions enabled.

4 Ways for Teachers to Stay Safer Online- NetSafe Utah 1) Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) AUP's are "contracts" that outline how students can use the technology, what they cannot do with it and the consequences for violating the policy. These should include school web pages and the content that is allowed on them. AUPs should be signed by an authorized representative of the school, students and parents so that all concerned parties are aware of the policy. 2) No Student Names It is recommend that when referring to students on a web page that either their names not be used or only their first names be posted. How to Identify Mysterious Images Online Can’t figure out the source of an image you found online? There’s an easy trick you might not know about — and it’s an essential tool for citing sources. Students who find images they want to use in projects need to follow the appropriate rules of citation: state the title and the original source. But with so much misinformation and mis-attribution online, students might either change the research topic to avoid the problem altogether or simply cite the source poorly. Take, for example, a student wanting to use this image (above) labeled as a cartoon by Rube Goldberg.

NetSmartz Teens Presentation Title CloseX About Us Donate MissingKids.com NetSmartzKids.org NSTeens.org Language: So… You Want (Have) To Create Something? Image licensed under Creative Commons by Nancy Sims – No doubt, the issue of copyright in the age of CREATING is of utmost importance. Where can you get the images, audio and video you need in order to create and remix for projects, homework and your own interests and passions? Step1: Become aware and understand different copyright licenses.

I love this site because it breaks copyright down and explains how to teach about fair use to our students and teachers. by annambaker Feb 5

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