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Copyright Guidelines An In-service for Middle An In-service for Middle School Teachers School Teachers By Bethany Worrell By Bethany Worrell
Help!! Have you ever been confused about a resource’s copyright? Can you copy it? Is it okay? Here are a few “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of following copyright guidelines in today’s society.
Internet Do: Download images for student projects and lessons. Download sound files and video for use in multimedia projects. Don’t: Repost images onto the Internet without permission. (You can post the link to the legitimate image)
Print Materials (Books, periodicals, pamphlets, newspapers, etc.) Do: Make multiple copies for classroom use. Copy a chart, graph, cartoon, or picture. Multiple Copies Limited: Poems: less than 250 words Article, story, or essay: less than 2,500 words. Don’t: Copy anthologies, compilations, & collective works.
Music (Records, cassettes, CDs, audio clips) Do: Up to 10% of a copyright composition can be used as part of a multimedia program. Don’t: Make any copies without an educational purpose.
CD-ROMs Do: To have multiple users or multiple copies of the disc at multiple workstations, obtain a site or network license Interesting Fact: Unlike other formats, the physical CD-ROM is purchased, but it is the actual content that is licensed for use
Software Do: Obtain a site license agreement to use it at more than one computer. Install on multiple machines Don’t: Use the backup copy at the same time as the original.
Video (for viewing) Do: Use DVDs in face-to-face instruction if it is part of the curriculum. Make copies for archival purposes. Don’t: Use for entertainment or reward.
Video (for integration into multimedia projects) Do: Allow students to use portions as long as they are 10 percent of the whole or 3 minutes.
E-Books Do: Sign a licensing agreement for e-books that are purchased. Don’t: Break the copyright restrictions stated in the agreement.
E-Journals Do: Allow students to make one copy of an article for research. Don’t: Make multiple copies for classroom use unless copyright permission from the publisher is obtained.
Graphic Materials (Posters, graphs, cartoons, drawings, etc.) Do: Copy graphic materials in periodicals: one chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture per periodical. Don’t: Copy study prints or art prints.
Illustrations & Photographs Don’t: Use more than 5 images by a single artist. Use more than 15 images or 10 percent from a collection.
Newspapers & Periodicals Do: Copy a chart, graph, diagram, cartoon, picture, or article for instructional use. Don’t Forget: Word limits: 250 words for poetry and 2,500 words for articles. Creation of anthologies, compilations, & collective works is a no-no!
Online Databases Do: Consult license agreements for fair use policy.
Textbooks Don’t: Copy workbooks, exercises, tests, or other consumable works.
Websites Do: Obtain permission to make more than one copy for personal use if you do not find a notice saying you can reproduce it. Adhere to the licensing agreement if you subscribe. Don’t: Assume you can copy material!
Conclusion It is important that you, as teachers, be aware of copyright guidelines to be sure that you are following them. If you have questions about a medium’s copyright information, ask your Library Media Specialist!
References Bishop, K. (2007). The collection program in schools: Concepts, practices, and information sources. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. www.creativecommons.org