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s Copyright and Fair Use Resources This is a tool that explains everything you need to know about copyright, and then some! Learn what copyright is and is not, what it protects, what Public Domain is, what the difference is between Copyright and Plagiarism, and a LOT more. Do you remember what the acronym DMCA stands for? tag(s): copyright (49), digital citizenship (63), plagiarism (34) In the Classroom This site is a must-share with students for all middle school and secondary teachers.

Know Your Copy Rights Games and Learning | Through coverage of the market, research and up-to-date analysis, Games and Learning reports on the opportunities and challenges facing those seeking to unlock the educational power of games. The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours. By fax:(571) 204-3800(please include a phone number where we may call you) Contact the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties Contact the Office of Inspector General Contact the Employment Verification Office Before contacting us: Please check our site map, search feature, or our site navigation on the left to locate the information you seek.

Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogy by Mike Goad Since genealogical research inevitably involves copying of information, questions involving copyright often crop up. When an answer is given, it may be less than satisfactory. Sometimes the answer is wrong, sometimes there is little or no explanation, and sometimes the answer isn’t an answer, but a policy statement. While copyright can be very complex and confusing, the parts of copyright law that usually apply to genealogy are really pretty basic. Copyright means copy right Literally, the term copyright means the right to make copies of some product. Making a copy of a work or a portion of a work is its author’s copy right. In the U.S., the right to make a copy of a protected work is a constitutional, exclusive right of the work’s author, except that some limited copying is allowed by provisions of the copyright law. Is it copyrighted? If it’s created today by the original expression of the author and it can be viewed or copied, then it is protected under copyright. Example:

Tools for the TEKS: Integrating Technology in the Classroom "Do I have to get permission to use this?" "Is this legal?" "If it doesn't have the copyright symbol on it, is it still copyrighted?" Any discussion about copyright law will likely begin with a disclaimer, and this article is no exception. How Can All This Be Simplified? Compliance with copyright law does not have to be complicated, but the conservative requirements this simplistic approach requires are not likely to be desirable or realistic for the modern classroom. 1. 2. Do educators have to follow such conservative, stringent guidelines in order to remain in compliance with US copyright law? A Brief History of US Copyright Law According to the US Copyright Office, "Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. US copyright law was not created to make individuals or companies rich: it was conceived by the framers of the United States Constitution as a way to promote and protect innovation for a short, fixed amount of time. 1. 2.

AALL Model Law Firm Copyright Policy Approved October 1996 Revised January 2001, July 2007, and August 2007 Last approved by the Copyright Committee in August 2007 INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: Reproducing copyrighted materials is governed by the Copyright Act of 1976, subsequent legislation,[1] and interpretive case law. AALL reaffirms the application of the fair use provision (17 U.S.C. - 107) and the library exemption (17 U.S.C. - 108) in the law firm environment.[2] This Policy is intended solely for the consideration of law firm libraries as suggested procedures in complying with copyright law. Firm-wide implementation should be done with the input and advice of firm management. FIRM STATEMENT: [FIRM] does not condone the unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials, in any format. Unauthorized reproduction includes copying done beyond that which is permitted under the Copyright Act, if it is done without permission and/or payment of royalties. SIGNAGE: NOTICE WHERE ORDERS ARE PLACED AND ON REQUEST FORM.

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The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe Center for Media & Social Impact,American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation And additional support from: The Ford Foundation,by way of the Future of Public Media Project Introduction Principles of Fair Use in Media Literacy Education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion Common Myths About Fair Use Notes 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. What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. It’s not a guide to using material that people give the public permission to use, such as works covered by Creative Commons licenses. How This Document Was Created Media Literacy Education

Fair Use Checklist Introduction to the Checklist The Fair Use Checklist and variations on it have been widely used for many years to help educators, librarians, lawyers, and many other users of copyrighted works determine whether their activities are within the limits of fair use under U.S. copyright law (Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act). Fair use is determined by a balanced application of four factors set forth in the statute: (1) the purpose of the use; (2) the nature of the work used; (3) the amount and substantiality of the work used; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the work used. Those factors form the structure of this checklist. Benefits of the Checklist A proper use of this checklist should serve two purposes. The Checklist as Roadmap As you use the checklist and apply it to your situations, you are likely to check more than one box in each column and even check boxes across columns. Further Information Creative Commons Simple requests to users

PowerUp Game Story If any one out there is listening, Planet Helios is being destroyed and we need your help! Hundreds of years ago the nations of our planet realized that the side effects from burning fossil fuels for energy were damaging the atmosphere and changing the climate. They joined together to develop and build technologies to create electricity from available renewable energy resources like wind, sun and water power. Meanwhile the planet's citizens–our ancestors– pulled together and pledged to use less energy. This ushered in a Golden Age of energy balance and ecological harmony. But a few generations later energy was plentiful, clean and cheap and conservation was no longer in fashion. Now the damage has been re–done, and then some! Play PowerUp today and prove it's NOT too late!