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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.
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Copyright and Creative Commons | Common Craft

Copyright and Creative Commons | Common Craft | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

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Creative Commons: Copyright-friendly content and more

This short presentation is designed to introduce the basics of using Creative Commons licensed works for teaching and learning.
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Understanding Copyright vs. the Creative Commons

Understanding Copyright vs. the Creative Commons | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Stanford Copyright & Fair Use - The Public Domain

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use - The Public Domain | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

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

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Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use

Check out this outstanding Livebinder resource on copyright, creative commons, and fair use!
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Copyright Scenarios

These scenarios provied an authentic means to understand copyright concepts.
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The 'Fair Use' Rule: When Use of Copyrighted Material is Acceptable | Nolo.com

The 'Fair Use' Rule: When Use of Copyrighted Material is Acceptable | Nolo.com | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

The fair use concept is explained with excellent scenarios

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NCTE Search - Search Results

NCTE Search - Search Results | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

Explore and read articles about the use of copyrighted materials in the classroom.

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Copyright Quiz

Copyright Quiz | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

Use this quiz to test your understanding or your students about copyright (answers included).  http://www.halldavidson.net/TLQuiz.pdf

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10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained

10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

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.

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Taking the Mystery Out Of Copyright

Copyright Exposed is a short video of Cop E. Wright telling a group of teens the basics of U.S. Copyright Law.
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How Digital lIntellectual Property is Protected: HowStuffWorks

How Digital lIntellectual Property is Protected: HowStuffWorks | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

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."

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Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for School Projects

Kathy Schrock provides an easy-to-use guide for students. Answers questions as to how many photographs, how much music, and text can a student use in order to abide by the U.S. Copyright Law.

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Copyright: Reaching Out to Teachers and Students « Teaching with the Library of Congress

Copyright: Reaching Out to Teachers and Students « Teaching with the Library of Congress | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

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.

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Creative Commons Kiwi

Creative Commons licences explained. By Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand with support from InternetNZ. To find out more about Creative Commons in New Ze...
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Guide to Finding Interesting Public Domain Works Online

Guide to Finding Interesting Public Domain Works Online | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it
Overview This guide is intended to assist people who are interested in exploring interesting works which have entered the public domain.
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Fair use: A narrow, subjective, complicated safe haven for free speech - O'Reilly Radar

Fair use: A narrow, subjective, complicated safe haven for free speech - O'Reilly Radar | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it
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.
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Copyright in General — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Copyright in General — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

Provides information about copyright in general, fair use in education and research, libraries and copyright,and  special copyright news topics.

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Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors

Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

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.

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Copyright on Campus

Join Jane, the campus librarian, as she provides a fun and informative overview of U.S. copyright law and its impact on colleges and universities. For more i...
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Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers - CHART

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers - CHART | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

Use this handy and concise chart that gives examples of each medium (video, print, photographs, etc.) and what can be legally used/copied for use in the classroom.

 http://www.techlearning.com/techlearning/pdf/events/techforum/tx05/TeacherCopyright_chart.pdf

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Fair Use School: Response to YouTube's Copyright School Video

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.

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YouTube Copyright School

Russell learns some valuable lessons about copyright.
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Focus On: Intellectual Property Rights - America.gov

Focus On: Intellectual Property Rights - America.gov | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

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.

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Fair Use - Beg, Borrow or Steal?

Fair Use - Beg, Borrow or Steal? | K-12 Copyright Resources | Scoop.it

This is an interactive tool that provides case studies, research, and scenarios to teach about copyright law and penalties of illegally using material and information from the Internet.

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