Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth three words: cease and desist. OK, that’s kind of a lawyer joke. But it illustrates how protective people are about finding their images used online without permission. Copyright laws were established not to give the author the right to deny their work to other people, but instead to encourage its creation. Article I, Section 8, clause 8, of the United States Constitution states the purpose of copyright laws is “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
Top 10 Tips for Images and Copyrights to Avoid a Social Media Disaster Copyrights and social media always seem like this gray area that brands walk on eggshells over or just ignore completely, especially when it comes to images. Here are the top 10 tips on what you need to know to avoid a copyright disaster and maintain your brand’s integrity when it comes to images and social media. What is a copyright? Merrian-Webster dictionary defines copyright as “the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical or artistic work).” A copyright, in essence, protects the author and his or her creative expression of such work. Copyrighted works include books, photographs, movies and music.
Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson Join our experts to learn more about the Common Core State Standards and what they will mean for literacy and mathematics instruction with this informative webinar series. This webinar series will provide you with an understanding of the goals of the Common Core State Standards, background on design and structure of the state standards, why they are important, and the English Language Arts and Mathematics standards and their implications. Common Core: Math Standards - Implementation for Success copyrightchart Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers Teachers in the classroom make the decisions closest to the field of instruction and it is teachers that have been the greatest rights---rights that even their districts do not have. This Copyright Chart was designed to inform teachers of what they may do under the law.
Creative Commons images and you: a quick guide for image users Here at Ars we're big fans of Creative Commons, both the idea behind it and the work that gets produced. As publishers, we benefit from Creative Commons in a number of ways—we look things up in Creative Commons-licensed Wikipedia (used with caution, of course), the Creative Commons-related policy issues that we cover give us a steady stream of great news content, and we make use of Creative Commons-licensed images in our news stories. This last piece—the use of Creative Commons images—has historically been one of the trickiest issues for us to navigate as a publisher, given the number of different Creative Commons license types. Each Creative Commons license has its own set of restrictions, and, despite the fact that the license clauses seem fairly clear on the surface, it's not always obvious to us as end users what can be used where and for what purposes. Note that this isn't solely a problem for sites like Ars and large publishing houses like Condé Nast.
Learning Resources: Copyright Issues What is intellectual property? Is it okay to copy information such as words and pictures from a book, a CD-ROM, or the Internet? Do I need to get permission to link to someone's website? How can I tell if a student has copied their report from the web? About Moodle Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education. Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU Public License). Music Education – Copyright Center Quick Links: Licensing Information Performance Rights for NAfME Members Understanding Copyright Law Posting Your Music Performance Online Helpful Links Frequently Asked Questions Teaching Your Students about Copyright Licensing Information Limelight — Through a partnership with RightsFlow, a licensing and royalty service provider, NAfME regular and student members can use RightsFlow’s online mechanical licensing utility, Limelight , to clear cover songs for their physical, digital, ringtone and interactive streaming use.
Creative Commons license This video explains how Creative Commons licenses can be used in conjunction with commercial licensing arrangements. Creative Commons licenses are explained in many languages and used around the world, such as pictured here in Cambodia. A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use and build upon a work that they have created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, they might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of their own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author's work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work. There are several types of CC licenses.
Guide to Citing Online Sources Page 1 of 2 Do you ever use the Internet to get information or pictures for your reports? You may not know this, but it's important (not to mention courteous) to cite all your sources. Intellectual property is property. Technology Experts in Schools: Teacher Leaders or Technicians? - Leading From the Classroom Are you a teacher who leads others in using technology? Or, are you a technology specialist in your school? As a technology guru, do you spend your day leading instruction or fixing technology? The following five steps on being a teacher leader in technology, rather than being a technology technician, are based on my article "The Technology Specialist's Dilemma: Computer Repair or Instructional Leader?"
A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers Our students' excessive dependence on digital content is going wild and this obligates us from an ethical point of view ( at least ) to be ourselves aware of the copyright issues related to the use, dissemination, and redistribution of such content and also to teach our kids and students about the guidelines they have to respect when using electronic materials. The "Whatever online is Free" mentality should change and students need to constantly be reminded of the ethical codes and copyright rules they have to abide by to use the online content in an ethically sound manner. Given the importance of this topic in education, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted an entire section just for posts about copyright resources. I have also covered in a recent post the 10 must have resources you need to teach about copyright and fair use.