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Intellectual and Legal Practice

It is extremely important that all of us model and protect intellectual rights and property. For those already up-to-date on this information, please take a few moments to review it, for others it may take a little longer. The expectation is not to be an expert, but to be aware of ethical practice and that you can find the information as needed.

These activities should take less than 60 minutes. You will not be 'tested' for competency, this is a series of short learning opportunities.

Part 1 is to provide a brief review of information about copyright, citing the source, and legal and ethical practices with digital tools while applying the principles of Fair Use in using media. This section is broken down into short Quizzes using a program called Quizlet, that provide a variety of learning activities and opportunities.

Part 2 is about adding your own Creative Commons license to your creative work, and recognizing different levels of the license.

Part 3 is for you to reflect on your learning, review your goals and identify new ones as needed.


Key Vocabulary

Fair Use: Fair Use (in US copyright law) is the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.

Copyright: Copyright is the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book, musical recording, etc., for a certain period of time.

Public Domain: Public Domain are materials belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.

Creative Commons License: A Creative Commons license lets you dictate how others may use your work. The Creative Commons license allows you to keep your copyright but allows others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit and only on the conditions you specify.

Part 1 Copyright, Fair Use, Plagiarism

This is a list of seven questions that are helpful to be aware of as you work with media.

  1. What is copyright?
  2. How long does the copyright on an original work last?
  3. What is the Fair Use Act?
  4. What is plagiarism?
  5. What types of things can be copyrighted? What cannot be copyrighted?
  6. What is the public domain?
  7. The Fair Use Act allows anyone to use copyrighted materials for educational purposes. What other uses are covered under the Fair Use Act?

This Quizlet Copyright Quiz provides opportunities to learn using flashcards - COMING SHORTLY (11-7-19)

 

Learning Resources
 

  • Visit http://www.copyrightkids.org/ and read through the Copyright Basics & FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page. Your teacher may want to go over these with you.
  • Look for additional answers to common questions at cyberbee.com
  • View the very short videos below:

Ryan Molton, an artist explains copyright (2:46)

YouTube video (4:42) "Copyright and Fairuse for Student Projects"

YouTube video from WatchKnowLearn "Plagiarism: How to avoid it" (2:07)

Part 2 Creative Commons Licenses

STEPS

1. Watch the short video below from Wikimedia to get a glimpse about Creative Commons.

2. Learn about the Creative Commons project.


3. Learn to use Creative commons license by selecting Share Your Work and step through the Get Started sections to view the options.

4. When you are ready to create your own license begin making your selections and notice that the panels and image will change as you begin to choose the appropriate license use you want to permit.

  • Allow adaptations of your work?
  • Allow commercial use?
  • Attribution type
  • Add metadata tags to your work (optional but recommended)
  • Copy the html code if posting to a web site
  • Choose a compact or normal icon to place on your work

5. Select the "Use and remix" tab to check out material already available to reuse and mix. Select the Search option and notice you can browse by different collections for work you are allowed to use. There are collections from museums. animal diversity web, flickr, and many others.

Part 3

Add reflections to your document:

  • how I plan to use and model the use of creative commons licenses?
  • what information might be helpful to share with others, and with whom?
  • are there some future goals to identify or some to revise?

Move on to Creating Your Video

Standards

Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators


Learner
1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

Leader
2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, 
evaluation, curation and adoption of 
new digital resources and tools for learning.

Citizen
3a. Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
3c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

Designer
5a. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Facilitator
6a. Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
6b. Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on maker spaces or in the field.
6c. Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
6d. Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Analyst
7a. Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.

 

Resources

Using Copyrighted Material - Baylor University

Fair Use- Copyright Overview by Rich Stim, Stanford University

Copyright ProProfs Quiz