Cougar on the prowl: New logo due out today By Doug Myers Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Abilene Reporter News Online Cooper High School will be logo-less no longer. Weeks after Collegiate Licensing Co. essentially told Cooper to quit using their logo; the school plans to reveal what the new Cougar logo will look like today at a news conference. Collegiate Licensing requested that Cooper stop using its Cougar logo because of its similarity to the copyrighted Washington State University logo. There's still a cougar head in there, but we wanted to make sure what we did was something that was different, said Mike Spradlin, Cooper's athletic director and football coach. Local graphic designer Jeff Sherwood designed the logo.
What is copyright? http://learn.copyright.com/page.aspx?QS=773 ed3059447707d329d70250963fa772c9614113 a1a9c3d181ffaedc54972c2 Copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell or distribute the matter and form of something
Intellectual Property It is imagination made real. It is the ownership of dream, an idea, an improvement, an emotion that we can touch, see, hear, and feel. It is an asset just like your home, your car, or your bank account.
The Copyright Act of 1976 Became a public law on October 19, 1976 and went in to effect of January 1, 1978 Important because copyright protection extended to “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression” Literary works Musical works Dramatic works Pantomimes and choreographic works Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works Remains the primary basis of copyright laws in the United States
Fair Use Doctrine It is a doctrine in U.S. copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. “Fair use” is a legal term that refers to what educators can fairly use of other people’s material without infringing on their protections under copyright.
Fair Use Four-Factor Test Factor 1: The purpose and character of the use Factor 2: The nature of the work Factor 3: The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the work as a whole Factor 4: The effect of the use on the market or potential market for the original work
Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002 A vague enactment of government intended to explain the legalities of using electronic material in education.
Effect on Teachers and the Classroom Printed Materials Video Illustrations and Photographs Music
Printed Material Teachers may make multiple copies (one copy per student) for classroom use. Copies may be made only from legally acquired originals. “Consumables” can not be copied. Poem less than 250 words Articles, stories, or essays less than 2,500 words Two pages (maximum) from an illustrated work less than 2,500 words One chart, picture, diagram, graph, cartoon, per book
Printed Materials Teachers may make a single copy for teacher use for research or lesson preparation. A chapter from a book An article from a periodical Short story, short essay or poem
Video Teachers may use these materials in the classroom without restrictions of length or multiple use. However, material must be legitimately acquired and must be used for the purpose of instruction. Videotapes (purchased or rented) DVD (purchased or rented) Laser Discs
Video or Motion Media for Use in Multimedia Projects Teachers and/or students may use 10% or 30 seconds (whichever is less) of legally acquired copyrighted works in their academic multimedia. However credit must be cited for all copyrighted works.
Illustrations and Photographs Teachers and/or students can use no more than 5 images for one artist or 15 or 10% (whichever is shorter) images from an anthology or collection.
Music Teachers and/or students can use 30 seconds or 10% (whichever is shorter) of a copyrighted musical composition.
As an educator, can you make a copy of a page in a student workbook? 1.No 2.Yes 3.Still unsure
Three Rules of Respect Citation Permission Compensation
Conclusion Be perpetually paranoid Use what you find on the Web, observing the three rules of respect Create your own material Use your fellow teachers’ material Subscribe to media services Use only material provided on free-use or limited-use sites Use the Creative Commons
Resources Book: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom Websites: The Copyright Management Center http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/fairuse.htm The University of Texas Intellectual Property Site http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualProperty/copypol2.htm Stanford University Library Copyright and Fair Use Site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/web_resources/articles.htm