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Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

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Copyright and Fair Use Resources


Copyright for Music Educators - a web resource list for music educators. 

    Web address: Copyright Resources for Music Educators


A Visit to Copyright Bay - An interactive site for your copyright questions including a quiz you can take to see if you truly understand the copyright law. 

        Web Address: http://www.stfrancis.edu/cid/copyrightbay/


Teaching Copyright - A website dedicated to teaching about copyright put out by the Electronic Frontier Association.  http://www.teachingcopyright.org/


ALA Copyright Website - The American Library Association's copyright advisory network website for everything about copyright.

        Web address:  http://www.librarycopyright.net/


Copyright Crash Course -  A crash course in fair use and copyright

        Web Address:  http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm


Copyright Kids - The copyrightkids.org web site was developed by the FA©E Kids subcommittee of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and the site and all copyrights in the site are the property of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

        Web address:  http://www.copyrightkids.org/


Copyright Kiosk - A question/answer approach to your copyright questions published by Medford schools. 

        Web Address: http://www2.medford.k12.wi.us:8400/Copyfair/kiosk/index.htm


Cyberbee Copyright - A highly interactive site aimed at students to educate them on copyright. 

        Web Address:  http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf


Copyright Management Center - Serves the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and larger Indiana University community with the management of copyright issues arising in the creation of original works and in the use of existing copyrighted works for teaching, research, and service.

        Web address:  http://www.iupui.edu/~webtrain/web_samples/cmc.html


The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use - When it comes to copyright law and the application of fair use exceptions, ignorance is definitely not bliss! Learn how to educate yourselves and your students and avoid making a costly mistake! 

        Web Address:  http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr280.shtml


Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia - These sites a great for an introduction to fair use in the classroom. 

        Web address:  http://www.adec.edu/admin/papers/fair10-17.html


Welcome to the Copyright Website! This portal provides real world, practical and relevant copyright information for anyone navigating the net.  

        Web Address:  http://www.benedict.com


Cable In the Classroom - Their guide to fair use as it applies to recording cable channels and broadcast television.

        Web Address:  http://www.ciconline.org/copyright


Copyright Cyberhunt - A scavenger hunt designed for elementary students to learn the basics of copyright.

        Web address:  http://www.geocities.com/stvdlnrds/etp/scav/


10 Myths about copyright - A number of myths about copyright. 

        Web address:  http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html


Stanford University Fair Use - Put out by the University's Libraries for information on "Fair Use."

        Web address:  http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter1/index.html


Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom - The University of Maryland has attempted to address copyright and fair use for their staff and students.
         Web address:  http://www.umuc.edu/library/copy.shtml


US Government Copyright Website - The United States Government's website on Plagiarism.

    Web address:  http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#wwp


Public Domain Works - This simple chart can help you to determine if a work is in the public domain or not.

    Web address:  http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm


Using software: A guide to the ethical and legal use of software for members of the academic community

    Web address:  http://www.law.miami.edu/legal/educom.html


Movie Licensing USA - Provides public performance site licenses which meet the requirements of Federal Copyright Law to schools in the United States

        Web address:   http://www.movlic.com/


Harry Fox Mechanical Licensing - For people seeking to make copies of student works for distribution, this licensing source will work with you to get the proper licensing for your purposes.

        Web address:  http://www.harryfox.com/public/hfaPurpose.jsp


Bound by the Law - A graphic novel explaining the public domain dilemma, fair use and copyright.

        Web address:  http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/


Creative Commons - Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

        Web address:  http://creativecommons.org/


Don't Download This Song - Wierd Al's song that explains to people why they shouldn't illegally download songs from the internet.

        Web address:  http://dontdownloadthissong.com/


Fair(y) Use Tale - Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

        Web address:  http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/documentary-film-program/film/a-fair-y-use-tale

        or from Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo


Educational Communications Board - the ECB Copyright resources for teachers

        Web address:  http://explore.ecb.org/surf/surf_report?subject=79


ASCAP - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers website for checking copyright or to copyright music. 

        Web address:  http://www.ascap.com/index.html


BMI.com - Broadcast Music, Inc. was founded 60 years ago on the idea that all songwriters, composers and publishers have the right to be paid for the use of their work.  Check copyright or register copyright here.

        Web address:  http://www.bmi.com/


School Video News - copyright issues when using music in videos


Plagiarism Tools - Along with copyright issues, plagiarism and checking for plagiarism are also an issue with copyright.  This page has lots of links to resources to combat plagiarism.

        Web address:  http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/ptools/


Copyright Permission Letter - This is a Microsoft Word form that you can use to help you request permission from a copyright owner to use their work.

        Web address:  http://www.hssd.k12.wi.us/bayport/staff/LMC_root/staffdev/Copyright Use Permission Form.doc


Copyright Fair Use Slide - This is the link for the slide that needs to be included in every multimedia project created where copyrighted materials are being used under the "Fair Use Doctrine." 

    Fair Use Statement.ppt


Landmark Student Permission Template - This template can be used by students or staff to formulate the necessary items that need to be included when asking permission to us a resource.

    Web address:  http://landmark-project.com/permission_student.php


Staff Development Training Video (zip file)



You will want to unzip this to a folder and then it should all run with music, videos, etc. . .


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