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Copyright Issues

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Copyright Issues



The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

[Five part series of articles explaining copyright law and how it applies to education.]


Copyright law restricts and limits the use of media if the copyright is owned by its creator or publisher. It is important to know and adhere to the requirements of copyright law.




There is a wealth of digital media available online that has been created by people who are happy to share their work.  


Sharing Creative Works: An Illustrated (and Narrated) Primer





If you see this symbol , or if you see the words "All Rights Reserved", you may not use the material without the express permission of the author.


On the other hand, if you see this symbol , the work is licensed under the Creative Commons, and you may well be able to use the material.  There are, however, several conditions that may apply, depending on the wishes of the author.  These are listed below, along with the symbol that commonly represents the condition.


Attribution. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request.


Noncommercial. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon itu  — but for noncommercial purposes only.


No Derivative Works. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.


Share Alike. You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.


Terms of Commonly used Creative Commons Licenses




The video below explains the Creative Commons



Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know


The Educator's Guide to the Creative Commons by Darren Draper



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