The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!
Copyright's blurred lines Lexology (registration) It's not a bad thing to remind ourselves from time to time that the internet has not destroyed copyright – something posted on the internet enjoys copyright in the same way that something that's...
The Copyright Act contains a statutory exemption from the performance right for instructional activities in the classroom. The classroom exemption is only available to "non-profit educational institutions" and is subject to the following requirements: (a) performances must be shown "in the course of . . . teaching activities" which involve "systematic instruction [and] whatever their cultural value or intellectual appeal", do not involve performances "given for the recreation or entertainment of any part of the audience", (b) performances must involve "face-to-face teaching activities" meaning that eitheran instructor must be present in the room or "in the same building or general area" and (c) performances must take place "in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction" such as "a studio, a workshop, a gymnasium, a training field, a library, the stage of an auditorium itself, if it is actually used as a classroom for systematic instructional activities."
Employees and students shall obtain prior permission from the copyright owner to copy, modify, display, perform, or distribute copyrighted works in the course of writing and producing systemic BCPS copyrighted publications or productions, not limited to curriculum guides, reports, and media productions. The "draft" form is at
The TEACH Act expands the scope of educators' rights to perform and display works and to make the copies integral to such performances and displays for "digital distance education," making the rights closer to those we have in face-to-face teaching.
A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.
We've all see the little C inside a circle, the symbol for Copyright. But when and where are you supposed to use it? I've seen it on individual blog posts, (What Is The Proper Way to Display a Copyright Notice?
Provides straight-forward information about legally taping educational TV programs off the air and showing them to their students. While this shares the legal aspects, teachers also must make selection decisions based on the evaluation criteria as set forth BCPS Superintendent's Rule 6002 - Evaluation and Selection of Instructional Materials at http://www.bcps.org/system/policies_rules/rules/6000Series/RULE6002.pdf
BCPS will use a student's intellectual property UNLESS the parent/guardian has opted-out in writing. Parents are informed annually via the Student Handbook at http://www.bcps.org/system/handbooks/Student-Handbook.pdf . The opt-out form is available at http://www.bcps.org/offices/sss/pdf/Parental_Opt_Out_Form.pdf. If a parent or guardian does not express preferences either in writing or by returning a completed opt out form, they are giving BCPS permission to include their child in the use of telecommunications and to publish/produce/ display their child’s intellectual property. Go to Student Handbook for additional information at
The U.S. Copyright Law, sets forth the principle of "works for hire." Although the general rule is that the person who creates a work is the author of that work, there is an exception to that principle: the copyright law defines a category of works called “works made for hire.” If a work is “made for hire,” the employer, and not the employee, is considered the author. The employer may be a firm, an organization, or an individual. Read more about it at the "Works for Hire" document at http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ09.pdf
This is an excellent interactive resource to teach children about copyright. Prepared by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., a nonprofit corporation founded in 1953 to foster interest in and advance the study of copyright law and the rights in literature, music, art, the theater, motion pictures, and other forms of intellectual property.
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