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COPYRIGHT in Public Schools © 2007 Amy Hopkins. When you create a unique work, you have created… INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY That is - something you created.

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1 COPYRIGHT in Public Schools © 2007 Amy Hopkins

2 When you create a unique work, you have created… INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY That is - something you created with your mind that has commercial value, including written, artistic, and musical works.

3 Copyright  Type of law that exists to protect intellectual property.  Means the “right to copy” – and is an exclusive right.  Excludes everyone except the person who owns the intellectual property.

4 Bare Minimum Requirements for Copyright  Original  Creative  Fixed form

5 Copyright begins… at the moment an author puts his idea in a tangible form.

6  Tells who owns copyright and date first published  Location of copyright notice  An author is protected… copyright notice or not! Copyright Notice


8 Based just on the information just discussed, which of the following pieces of intellectual property could be protected by copyright? QUIZ TIME

9 A speech you give off the top of your head NOT PROTECTED


11 EXACTLY RIGHT A speech you give “off the top of your head” is not in a tangible, fixed form.

12 A computer program you created for your boss, Bill Gates NOT PROTECTED


14 EXACTLY RIGHT A computer program is a creative work and would be able to have a copyright.

15  Reproduce it  Prepare derivative works of it  Distribute copies of it  Perform or display it publicly Rights of the Copyright Owner

16 Of course… As the owner, you may authorize others to have these and other rights:  Sell  Perform in public  Prepare derivative works

17 QUIZ TIME AGAIN Based on the previous discussion, which of these actions would be legal?

18 Allow a friend to use your drawing of a ladybug on their website ILLEGAL LEGAL


20 EXACTLY RIGHT! You are the author and you have the right to let others use it.

21 Asking Walgreen's to make copies of your family portraits taken by a photo studio ILLEGAL LEGAL © 2006 Cyndi Bender


23 EXACTLY RIGHT You are not the copyright holder and may not make copies without permission.

24 Copyright law is very complex! It’s made so even more by the fact that there are many exceptions and conditions.

25 And why, as educators, should we care about COPYRIGHT?

26 FAIR USE Using a portion of a copyright work “as is” for purposes of:  News reporting  Research  Education

27  Teachers Not too often and not too much of the work  Students Can include images, sounds and videos in projects as long as it’s not too much of the work Teachers and students have special rights when in an educational setting


29 Photographs or Illustrations  No more than five by the same photographer without permission.

30 Music  10% up to 30 seconds (whichever is less) of a song or musical presentation.

31 Video (for integration into multimedia or video projects)  10% up to 3 minutes (whichever is less) of copyrighted videotapes, DVDs, encyclopedias on CD-ROM, etc.

32 Video (for viewing)  Must be used in a classroom “dedicated to face- to-face instruction.”  Should be instructional, not for entertainment or reward

33 Text Material  Poem – less than 250 words  Up to 250 words of a poem with > 2500 words  One chart, picture, diagram, graph, cartoon or picture per book, newspaper, etc.  Articles, stories or essays less than 2,500 words  Two pages from a picture book with less than 2,500 words

34 Text Material  Teachers may make multiple copies for classroom use  Students may incorporate text into projects  Only one copy per student  Don’t create anthologies  “Consumables” such as workbooks may not be copied

35  Images, sound and video may be downloaded for student projects and teacher lessons  Web to Web – NOT OK without permission  Links to resources can be posted Internet




39 PUBLIC DOMAIN Some original, creative works in a fixed form are not protected under copyright. We can use them without permission from the author.  Works created in the public domain  Expiration – 70 years after author’s death  Government documents


41 KIDS AND COPYRIGHT  CD burning  Plagiarism – don’t cut/paste  Paraphrasing  Teach limitations at an early age

42 CITING SOURCES  Source of information must be given  Works Cited  Middle School uses MLA Citation Maker  OSLIS

43 Interesting Facts about Copyright

44 The first copyright law was signed by President George Washington on May 31, 1790

45 A teacher was the first to request copyright

46 WORKS CITED "Copyright symbol." graphic. Copyright Services.1 Aug. 2007. Savage, Edward. "George Washington." photograph. General George Washington by E. Savage.1 Aug. 2007. "Teacher and class." public domain clipart. Education Section.1 Aug. 2007. "Speaking." clipart. Oral Presentation.1 Aug. 2007 "Computer." clipart. Namibia Placement.1 Aug. 2007 "Ladybug." drawing. Lillyarts.1 Aug. 2007

47 "Copyright Law - the Rule." Copyright Law and Plagiarism.4 Jan. 2007. Waunakee Middle School. 1 Aug. 2007 "What is Copyright Protection."4 Jan. 2007. 1 Aug. 2007 "Student Standing on Books." clipart. Clipart Gallery.2 Aug. 2007. "camera." clipart. Elite Flag Football.11 Aug. 2007. "DVD." clipart. US Byte.11 Aug. 2007 Hicks, Mark. "Kids Going to Class." clipart. Clipart Gallery.11 Aug. 2007. "Silhouette Questioning." clipart. EEO Online Training: Module 1.11 Aug. 2007>.

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