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Teaching Copyright

Teaching Copyright
As today's tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to ensure that they understand their legal rights and responsibilities under copyright law and also how the law affects creativity and innovation. This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson topics include: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. Unit Goals Educate students about copyright law, including the concepts of fair use, free speech, and the public domain. Objectives for Students Assessment

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5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship 5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. APRA AMCOS Australia Copyright is free and automatic That's right - you don’t have to do anything to ‘get’ copyright; it is there from the moment you write down the song. So as soon as you create a new song or piece of music, you have copyright in it. Here are some common misconceptions about what's needed to copyright your songs and compositions: Copyright law enables creators to make a living from their work. The Australian Copyright Act gives songwriters and composers the right to control how their music is used.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen.

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Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups I wish I could say that teaching students about copyright is easy, because in a world where digital tools are making creating and sharing content easier than ever, understanding copyright is incredibly important. But intellectual property law is exceedingly complex, making even a nominal introduction to the ideas surrounding copyright -- copyright law, fair use, the public domain -- a challenge. Google tried its hand earlier this year, launching YouTube Copyright School, an effort to educate the video-sharing site's users about intellectual property law.

Teaching Screenagers:Character Education for the Digital Age Our current technological trajectory promises unfathomable, roller-coaster innovation with no braking system. While the ride is exciting, it moves so quickly that we typically don't have time to think about the possible unintended consequences that might accompany it. The result is that we find ourselves unable to effectively respond to hot-button issues like cyberbullying and sexting because they seem to come out of nowhere. Music Rights Australia - Copyright FAQs What is copyright? Who owns the copyright in a piece of music? How do I know if a recording is still protected by copyright? Can I copy and distribute music even if I'm not making money out of it? Information Literacy Access and Evaluate Information Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)Evaluate information critically and competentlyUse and Manage InformationUse information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at handManage the flow of information from a wide variety of sourcesApply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information Additional resources: 1. ALA | Information Literacy AASL provides leadership for the development of dynamic, student-centered school library media programs.

Choose a License This work is licensed under the Creative Commons LICENSE_NAME License. To view a copy of this license, visit LICENSE_URL. We are currently testing a new version of the License Chooser. Please consider using the Chooser beta, and leave us feedback on how we can improve. Creative Commons is a non-profit organization. K12 Schools Must Fill Need For Digital Media Skills A weak economy paired with a national push to improve reading and math as well as other core subjects has left an important skill behind in K12 classrooms—digital media literacy. A report released this past July out of Northwestern University, "Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content," reveals that college students are not so media savvy when it comes to discriminating between credible sources online. The study includes information from more than 1,000 first-year students in an urban public research university in 2007. The students were asked how to to perform certain tasks. One example was: "You have a strong opinion about an issue and a friend recommends that you write an e-mail to the chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

Copyright - Music in Australia - Knowledge Base Overview of Copyright Law Australian Copyright Law Copyright law creates incentives for people to invest their time, talent and other resources in creating new material – particularly cultural and educational material. a space: commenting Here are some tips to help you leave more effective comments for your fellow bloggers.I really like this post because ____________________I agree with you when you say ________________ because _______________I disagree with you when you say ______________ because ______________When you talk about _________________, it makes me thing about ________________ because ______________Something about _____________ that you might not know is _____________Something I learned from reading this is _______________This is great! It reminds me of _______________ because ___________I think I understand what you are saying, but could you please explain ________________?I like what you say about _________________ because ___________.I’m confused by what you mean when you say ______________ because ________.I understand how you feel, because ____________.This post was so interesting to read because ______________. Here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when posting comments:

Copyright for Educators - SCIS Introduction In today's digital environment, teachers and students are connected by an ever-increasing number of devices to a world of online content. This article provides some smart copying tips to help teachers to actively manage copyright costs while complying with their copyright obligation. It also tackles the tricky issues of YouTube and iTunes. Although copyright can be complex, remembering the five Ls can help you to manage the risks and costs associated with using other people's content: Look for Open Education Resources and use these as much as possible.Link instead of copying whenever this is an option.Limit the amount you copy to what you actually need for educational purposes.Label the content with the details of its author, owner, source, and the basis on which you are copying it.Later delete or archive the content once you no longer require it for educational purposes.