Copyright Knowledge in Education

23 Apr

Copyright is something that every educator has to worry about at least once in their educational career. It is important for you to know what you can and can not do in your classroom. Many times educators think that just because they are using something as an educational tool that they do not have to worry about copyright but in actuality they can get in big trouble for showing or using something that is copyrighted.

  • Everything that you post on the internet is copyrighted!!!
  • You can show an entire film in the classroom but only if the school has paid for it. However if you show a video in an alternative classroom you can show the movie in its entirety
  • A lot of times whenever you write a paper and the paper gets published the author ends up loosing the copyrights to there paper. This happens a lot because people do not know that they are signing their rights away.
  • you can photocopy a page out of something but you can’t copy a whole book
  • Google images has a link where you can go to advanced search and you can specify the usages rights that you want Google to bring up.
  • Amount of the work – has to be a small amount . amount a 10th of the work.
  • if you need to copy the whole book. you need to ask for copyright privilege, normally have to pay amount
  • Does this affect the revenue stream?
  • Does this affect the market?


Purpose Of The Use

Nature of the use

Something that every educator should have saved in their favorites bar is a list of resources they can use regarding copyright. The Library of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi has set up a perfect guide for anyone curious about what they can and can do just only in a classroom but regarding anything copyright related. They also have a book Smart Copyright Compliance for Educators  find out what you can do with copyrighted material. Where to go if you want to get something you write copyrighted

Fair use – gives educators some leeway when using copyright material in your leaching – fair use checklist   

A website that every body that uses someone else material in their classroom should print out it the Know Your Rights What You Can Do  designed by the Association of Research Libraries



2 Responses to “Copyright Knowledge in Education”

  1. Joey Talley April 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    There is a lot of great information in this blog post. As educators we need to fully understand how copyright laws affect us. The links you gave for this session are very helpful. I especially like the copyright clearance center, as this pages makes it easy to gain permission to use many copyrighted works. This was a great post that anyone going into education should take a look at.

  2. Alex May 7, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    This copyright stuff is so stressful! It’s almost like there’s nothing we can do without getting in trouble, and it would be so easy! When you start field basing, there is a big section in preparation for one of the tests we have to take that covers copyright information and it helps a lot. I knew about the Disney stuff because of that; they’re pretty much on the same level as Metallica when it comes to copyright and piracy! That grid you copied was something nice to have saved and it’s also nice that you made that easily accessible and available to others.

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