Copyright in the context of school settings is a topic that is full of nuances that can make it confusing for many teachers and students. For example, some people think that using a picture, text, video, or audio in a school automatically makes it a Fair Use. It doesn’t (at least in the United States).
Misunderstandings about things like Fair Use are fairly common. That’s why I’m always happy to answer questions about copyright as it pertains to school settings and provide resources to help teachers better understand and teach copyright lessons to students. To that end, here are some resources that you can use and share with your colleagues and students to help them better understand copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use.
- Webinar Recording – Copyright & Creative Commons for K-12
- Lessons from the $9.2 million copyright judgment against Houston ISD
- Crash Course Intellectual Property
- Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors
- Seven Free Tools for Helping Students Cite Their Work
- Copyright & Creativity – Lesson Plans for Elementary School
- Common Sense Education – Copyright Lesson Plans for Middle School
- The Debate Over Downloading Music – Lesson Plan for High School
- C-Span Classroom – The Role of Congress in Music Licensing
- US Copyright Office statements on Fair Use
- Stanford University Libraries’ Copyright and Fair Use Charts
- Kathy Schrock’s Respect for Intellectual Property
- How Not to Cite an Image
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