Copyright & Fair Use

We are all Violators

It's all copyrighted, and our (educational) use is a violation.

How far can you go and not break copyright?
Apply to 1) photocopy, 2) video duplication, or 3) public exhibition.

A Fair(y) Use Tale

Happy Birthday!

Primary Sources and Resources
Fair Use:
Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Fair Use

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center (Fair Use Cases)
Wikipedia Fair Use
Digital Preservation and Copyright

Fair Use key questions:
In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Creative Commons

What About Non-Educational Public Performance?

Movie Licensing USA

Copyright Savvy?

  4. (not the best quiz format, but some VERY interesting questions for educators)
      1. Sample questions from the Gavilan Quiz: 
        1. A student snaps in half a CD-ROM the teacher really needed for her next class. The teacher decides to make a back-up copy of all her crucial disks so it never happens again. Is this permissible?
        2. A middle school science class studying ocean ecosystems must gather material for multimedia projects. The teacher downloads pictures and information on marine life from various commercial and noncommercial sites to store in a folder for students to access. This is fair use?
        3. A teacher videotapes a rerun of Frontier House, the PBS reality show that profiles three modern families living as homesteaders from the 1880s did. In class, students edit themselves "into" the frontier and make fun of the spoiled family from California. Is this fair use?

Presentation Slideshow

Copyright and Fair Use 2020

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