Every year it seems we address the same issues of Copyright. My usual first response to the “Can I use it?” question is: “If you don’t own it, you can’t use it without permission.” We then begin exploring Creative Commons and Fair Use which only generates more grief.
For me it is pretty simple. I own my publishing company. I was a songwriter/recording artist for several years so it tends to become personal. The money I missed because of illegal copying is small potatoes compared to that left unrealized in our current technology enabled world.
I recently came across this post from School Video News which provides some interesting resources that may help students understand and navigate the world of Copyright. Most of the articles are by textbook author and video production guru Phil Harris.
Get your students off to the proper start for the year!
It seems that every year the “Copyright Monster” rears its ugly head
To have this information at your fingertips when you want it, we have compiled the following list of some of the articles that appear in School Video News. Feel free to download them, print them out using the button on the article and distribute them to your classes. There are more, but this should get you started.
and many more in School Video News, your on-line resource for teachers of TV/Video and Film Production.
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