In accordance with Superintendent’s Rule 1120, Copyright, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is committed to respecting the rights of copyright holders and complying with the Copyright Act of 1976. The procedures set forth on this Web site by of the Office of Library Information Services (LIS) are intended to provide subject-specific guidance and information to staff about applicable law and the alternatives available to help accomplish educational objectives.
The Creative Commons license is a creation of the world of the Internet. Copyright law, especially because of its automatic protection, makes it legally difficult to copy and paste information, edit sources and post content to the ...
According to the U.S. Copyright Office, the public domain is not a place. A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner
Written by Brad Templeton, this is a no-nonsense question and answer format about copyright. As Brad states, it is "An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication. Note that this is an essay about copyright myths. It assumes that one knows at least what copyright is -- basically the legal exclusive right of the author of a creative work to control the copying of that work.
DRM is a method of controlling access to copyrighted material for a variety of content in digital formats. Wonder how copyright holders are protecting their intellectual property in the digital age? According to How Stuff Works, "the digital revolution that has empowered consumers to use digital content in new and innovative ways has also made it nearly impossible for copyright holders to control the distribution of their property. It's not just music, but film, video games and any other media that can be digitized and passed around. Digital rights management, or DRM, is a general term used to describe any type of technology that aims to stop, or at least ease, the practice of piracy."
Access excellent resources for teaching and learning: (1) Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright http://www.loc.gov/teachers/copyrightmystery/# and the professional development modules (2) Copyright and Primary Sources and (3) Understanding Copyright.
Litigation and intellectual property attorney Miles Feldman addresses issues of fair use, including the deciding factors courts consider, research tools to determine the status of works, and Creative Commons licensing.
This is an excellent resource developed by Stanford University on the topic of "fair use." Especially helpful are the scenarios and expamples to help one determine if intellectual property can be used in the classroom.
This is a law student's winning entry for Public Knowledge's video contest to create a response to YouTube's new "copyright school" video at http://youtu.be/InzDjH1-9Ns. ; According to the creator of this video, "whild YouTube's video is generally informative about copyright law and user generated video, it falls short when it comes to its description of fair use, an exception to copyright protection that allows you to incorporate copyrighted content into your videos without the permission of the copyright holder. This video describes fair use in an easy-to-understand way.
This resource is for the serious researcher who wants to know the A-Z about intellectual property and the future trends and challenges. Published by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs International perspectives such as, What is Intellectual Property? Why Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Matters; A Short Guide to International IPR Treaties. Laws in evolution such as, The Challenge of Copyright in the Digital Age; What is Fair Use? The Importance of the Public Domain; IPR Enforcement, A Priority for All Countries; New Tools for Fighting Optical Disc Piracy. Also, includes an intellecutal property glossary.