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Fair Use Poster
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Teaching Fair Use
Reasoning Fair Use
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Past Conferences/ Presentations
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We'd love to hear how you are using with your students in helping them exercise their right to Fair Use!
Finally~Copyright Clarity has arrived
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Fair Use and YouTube Video Sharing
Join this wiki and you can share your ideas, questions and activities in helping to reduce copyright confusion!
Join Us for this Train-the-Trainer Event!
Copyright Clarity: John Carroll University, Cleveland OH
Monday, March 20, 2017
Learn more about legal DVD ripping for K-12 educators
Release Date: April 10
Email RENEE HOBBS at (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a
train-the-trainers workshop for your community!
According to the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy...
1. make copies of newspaper articles, TV shows, and other copyrighted works and use them and keep them for educational use
2. create curriculum materials and scholarship with copyrighted materials embedded
3. share, sell and distribute curriculum materials with copyrighted materials embedded
4. use copyrighted works in creating new material
5. distribute their works digitally if they meet the transformativeness standard
READ THE CODE (pdf)
and use the links on the right to teach about fair use, make presentations, and share how you and your students are using copyrighted materials for teaching and learning. Use the
to post questions and get answers about specific issues of interest to you.
Copyright and fair use issues are definitely issues that concern teachers. Many factors have contributed to the culture of fear and uncertainty -- but now there are resources available that enable educators to feel more confident in their use of copyrighted materials -- including websites, images, movies, news media, advertising, online resources and popular culture -- to build students' critical thinking and communication skills.
, professor at the University of Rhode Island's
Media Education Lab
a professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law who specializes in copyright law used a "best practices" model to help the educational community articulate how fair use applies to their work. The project was started by
at the Center for Social Media at American University in Washington, D.C. who worked with documentary filmmakers to create the
Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.
With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, they spent two years working with more than 250 educators from across the country to create a statement to
assist media educators in making better use of their fair use rights under copyright law.
Renee Hobbs has published a new book,
Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning,
which offers educators a clear, jargon-free explanation (with examples from K-12 education) explaining teachers' and students' rights to use copyrighted materials in teaching and learning.
project has been written about in many newspapers, magazines and blogs, including
The Chronicle of Higher Education,
School Library Journal
Youth Media Reporter
Based on the idea that
copyright is designed not only to protect the rights of owners, but also to preserve the ability of users to promote creativity and innovation,
a Statement of Best Practices in Fair use for Media Educators was released on
at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and is being endorsed by National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Action Coalition for Media Education, Visual Studies Division International Communication Association (ICA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and has been adopted by
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) as their
official policy on fair use
You can access the curriculum materials, music videos and other resources at:
Media Education Lab
You can learn more about user rights more generally at
Center for Social Media, American University
In 2017, Gail Desler,
Curriculum and Technology Coordinator in the Elk Grove District in Elk Grove, California,
created this marvelous HyperDoc to teach about copyright and fair use:
Fair Use and YouTube Video Sharing
This video from our friends at Rocketboom offers "how to" advice on how to counter a takedown notice on YouTube.
See our work at NCTE, PSLA, ISTE, NAMLE and more--- and add your own details to this wiki as you join our community and share how you are spreading the good news about fair use to your colleagues.
Order your copy of
Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning
PPT Slides to accompany a staff development workshop
, outlined step-by-step in the book,
by Renee Hobbs
"Schoolhouse-Rock" style music videos
are at the Media Education Lab -- plus more great resources to teach about copyright and fair use.
Readings and lesson plans
for high school, college and graduate school
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