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1. Fair Use: is an exemption for "teachers" to the Standard Copyright Law. Allowing teachers to use copywritten documents without the consent of the works creator, but can only be used within the classroom.

1.1. Teachers should understand Fair use to promote a better learning environment, technology, and standard practice for a much better/ safer, learning environment.

1.2. The four basic criteria courts use to distinguish Fair Trade Use: 1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes 2. The nature of the copyrighted work 3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole 4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work

1.2.1. here is a link that will help educators keep themselves updated on "Fair Use Laws"

1.2.2. http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

2. Creative Commons: is yet another way to view copy-written content. Under this definition the "author" puts his work on the internet for the world to enjoy, but sets guidelines that must be respected.

3. A Standard Copyright: is a written agreement from the government that someone who has made something can get "copy-written", which means that no-one can touch your work without written consent of your approval.