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1 Copyright and Fair Use

2 What does Copyright mean?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the creators of “original works of authorship”* Copyright laws give the owners of the copyright exclusive control of their work* U.S. Copyright Office –

3 What does Fair Use mean? That students and teachers may incorporate portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works when producing their own educational multimedia projects for a specific course.

4 Works that can be Copyrighted
Literary works Musical works (words and music) Dramatic works Pantomimes and choreography Motion pictures Sound recordings Architectural works Pictorial works Graphic works Sculptures Copyright takes place at the moment of creation

5 Works that cannot be Copyrighted
Titles Names Short phrases and slogans Familiar symbols/ designs Listings of ingredients Ideas Height/ weight charts Tape measures/ rulers Lists or tables from common sources Procedures Methods Systems Processes Discoveries Devices Concepts Principles Standard calendars

6 Fair Use Criteria Quantity Time Copying Distribution

7 Quantity Limitations Text Material
Up to 10% or 1000 words, whichever is less, of a single, copyrighted work Up to 250 words of poetry, but limited to no more than 3 poems by one poet or 5 poems by different poets from any single anthology

8 Quantity Limitations Music, Lyrics and Music Video
Up to 10% or 30 seconds, whichever is less Photographs and Illustrations Image may be used in its entirety No more than 5 images by an artist or photographer Not more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, from a single published collected work

9 Quantity Limitations Video Database Information
Up to 10 % or 3 minutes, whichever is less, of a single copyrighted motion media work Database Information Up to 10 % or 2,500 fields or cell entries, whichever is less.

10 Time Limitations Students
May perform and display their own projects in the course for which they were created May retain them in their own portfolios as examples of their academic work for later personal uses such as job and school interviews

11 Copying and Distribution Limitations
Including the original, only a limited number of copies may be made of a project One use copy One on reserve in case of theft, loss or damage For jointly created projects, each principal creator may retain a copy

12 Common Violations of Copyright
Using an entire song for a school related performance or project Showing a movie to a group without permission Using more than the allowed portion for Fair Use Not crediting the source even when following Fair Use guidelines

13 Student Responsibilities
Seek permission Credit sources School web sites: Use only items for which you have received permission Display the copyright notice

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