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.
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.
Bare Minimum Requirements for Copyright Original Creative Fixed form
Copyright begins… at the moment an author puts his idea in a tangible form.
Tells who owns copyright and date first published Location of copyright notice An author is protected… copyright notice or not! Copyright Notice
EXACTLY RIGHT You are not the copyright holder and may not make copies without permission.
Copyright law is very complex! It’s made so even more by the fact that there are many exceptions and conditions.
And why, as educators, should we care about COPYRIGHT?
FAIR USE Using a portion of a copyright work “as is” for purposes of: News reporting Research Education
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
Photographs or Illustrations No more than five by the same photographer without permission.
Music 10% up to 30 seconds (whichever is less) of a song or musical presentation.
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.
Video (for viewing) Must be used in a classroom “dedicated to face- to-face instruction.” Should be instructional, not for entertainment or reward
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
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
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
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
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 http://www.socialanxietyassist.com.au/public_speaking.shtml http://www.socialanxietyassist.com.au/public_speaking.shtml "Computer." clipart. Namibia Placement.1 Aug. 2007 http://char.lloyd.googlepages.com/namibiaplacement2 http://char.lloyd.googlepages.com/namibiaplacement2. "Ladybug." drawing. Lillyarts.1 Aug. 2007 http://www.lillyarts.com/http://www.lillyarts.com/
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