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Copyright for Teachers by Mind Map: Copyright for Teachers
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Copyright for Teachers

Importance of fair use...

Fair use is important for teachers because it allows them to use news stories, articles, worksheets, etc. in their classroom for educational purposes without being penalized by standard copyright laws. Teachers are able to use a variety of resources from the internet to books and magazines in their classrooms without fear of "stealing" with the help of fair use.

Criteria of Fair Use in court

Courts determine whether use of a another persons work is fair based on these four criteria... 1.) The purpose and character of the use of the product. 2.) The original piece of work and its nature 3.) The amount of work that was used from the original copy righted piece of work 4.) The effect of the use of the copyrighted material to the new potential market

Example of Fair Use

Using a video from YouTube to teach your students about the water cycle. Click on the arrow to see an example.

What is...

Standard Copyright?

is a creators full rights to their work or creativity and can not be copied or shared without full consent of the creator.

Creative Commons?

A non profit organization that gives the creator of pictures, art, music, etc. specified rights over their creativity to share with others.

Fair Use?

An exemption to copyright law by means of the creator. This allows some but not all use of the original work.

How are the alike?

All three of these copyrights allow the creator some kind of legal protection over their work/ creativity.

How are they different?

Standard copyright is the most fenced in copyright allowing no one to re-create or copy the creators original work without their consent. Fair use is only an exemption to standard copyright so it can be viewed as a sub use of standard copyright where the creator's work is still protected with permission. Creative commons keeps the creators work protected but with very little restrictions. Once some restrictions are set, viewers and those wishing to re-create or edit the work are free to do so without necessarily going to the creator first.

Keeping up with Fair Use

Teachers can often search the web or check the content they plan to use to make sure they are not violation any copyright laws. Also, in CEP 416 we've suscribed to many educational blogs so teachers can also keep with with Fair Use by doing the same. Click on the arrow to see Standford University's Copyright and Fair Use page.