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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? Related:  Copyright and Fair UseDigital Citizenship: Teacher Resources

Copyright resources for teachers 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.

Grammar and Spell Checker for Better English Communication - Ginger Software 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. But since most creators, educators, and scientists are not in fact lawyers, we also make the licenses available in a format that normal people can read — the Commons Deed (also known as the “human readable” version of the license). The final layer of the license design recognizes that software, from search engines to office productivity to music editing, plays an enormous role in the creation, copying, discovery, and distribution of works. Searching for open content is an important function enabled by our approach. Taken together, these three layers of licenses ensure that the spectrum of rights isn’t just a legal concept.

QuestionCopyright.org | A Clearinghouse For New Ideas About Copyright 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. All communication with copyright holders must makethe outcomes of the work clear, and where it will be seen. Some key legal issues Sound and music - You may have bought a CD or paid for some music online. Creative Commons Creative Commons is a rights regime comprising of a range of licenses creators can choose to apply when publishing their work. Moral rights ‘Moral rights’ are the rights individual creators have in relation to copyright works or films they have created. In Australia, artists and filmmakers are protected by moral rights. Search the Australian Copyright Council for 'Moral Rights'. What is meant by ethics? Some key ethical issues

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Protecting personal information | 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. If in doubt about the legitimacy of a website, call the organisation it claims to represent.

Fair Use U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. 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.

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 ? Below is only a snapshot of the image , click HERE to access the original interactive graphic. Online Resource Center

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 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. Our activities are based on the Britannica article “Climate” and use the information within the article to show you how to use your research and information. You’ll also find some fun activities like a crossword puzzle, word search and quiz. We’re planning to produce these Guides on a quarterly basis so if there are any specific topics or subject matters that you would like to see covered, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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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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