Informações sobre o curso
Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.
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Approx. 10 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Welcome to Copyright Law

Thank you for joining Copyright for Educators and Librarians! Our goal is to provide participants with a practical framework for analyzing copyright issues that they encounter in their professional work. We use a lot of real life examples—some of them quite complex and amusing—to help participants get used to the systematic analysis of copyright problems. This course is intentionally a first step toward bridging the gulf that is often perceived between desirable educational practice and legal permissible activities. We very much hope that this course will be a service to the library and education community, and that it provides a relatively fun and painless way to go deeper into copyright than the average presentation or short workshop allows. If you enjoy this course and would like to learn more about copyright in multimedia, that course will soon be available!...
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1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings
Video1 videos
Reading3 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Copyright Info10m
About Us10m

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2 hours to complete

A Framework for Thinking about Copyright

In the U.S., copyright is first and foremost a federal law passed by Congress under authority given it by the Constitution, where it says that Congress is allowed to pass laws to (among other things) promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited time to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writing and discoveries. This authorization allows Congress to adopt both copyright laws which protect creative expression, and patent laws, which are very different and provide exclusive rights in inventions. In this unit we will examine what is copyright and how it happens....
Reading
9 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video9 videos
The Roots of Anglo-American Copyright 10m
Copyright Moves Across the Pond9m
Ways the Monopoly is Limited 9m
How Copyright Happens 11m
Framework for Analysis 4m
Authorship, Part 1 7m
Authorship, Part 24m
Authorship, Part 3 5m
Reading3 readings
Essential Reading for The History of Copyright10m
Essential Reading for A Limited Monopoly10m
Supplemental Reading for "A Framework for Thinking about Copyright" Module10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
History of Copyright8m
A Limited Monopoly8m
Authorship 8m

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2 hours to complete

Owning Rights

For this module, we will discuss copyright ownership and what it means in an educational context. We will also discuss the public domain, the first sale doctrine, and the idea/expression dichotomy. This last concept—that creative expression can be copyrighted, but that the ideas behind it cannot—is one of Anne’s favorite topics in copyright law. As you’ll see in the video, the concept is applicable to many subjects and situations....
Reading
8 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Students Own Copyright Too 5m
Work Made for Hire and Teachers8m
First Sale, Part 1 9m
First Sale, Part 2 2m
First Sale, Part 3 5m
Public Domain 9m
Idea/Expression Dichotomy10m
Reading3 readings
Essential Reading for Owning Copyright10m
Essential Reading for Limitations on Ownership10m
Supplemental Reading for the "Owning Rights" Module10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Owning Copyright 8m
Limitations on Ownership 12m

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2 hours to complete

Specific Exceptions for Teachers and Librarians

This module will cover specific exceptions in copyright law for libraries and educational instruction as outlined in Section 110(1) of the U.S. Copyright Law. The module will examine how this law applies to in-class and online instruction as well as library lending. Additionally, it will explore different licenses for those working in educational institutions and libraries, including the specifics of Creative Commons. Finally, we discuss identifying and requesting permissions for use of copyrighted material....
Reading
8 videos (Total 66 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
The TEACH Act - Online Performances9m
A Library Exception, Part 1 10m
A Library Exception, Part 2 6m
A Library Exception, Part 3 3m
Framework Review 4m
Licenses and the Creative Commons11m
Asking for Permission11m
Reading5 readings
Essential Reading for Educational Performances10m
Essential Reading for An Exception for Libraries10m
Essential Reading for a Framework Review10m
Essential Reading for Licensing and Permission10m
Supplemental Reading for "Specific Exceptions for Teachers and Librarians"10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Educational Performances8m
An Exception for Libraries8m
Licensing and Permission6m

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3 hours to complete

Understanding and Using Fair Use

Fair Use is one of the most powerful aspects of U.S. copyright law for educators and librarians. In this module, we help students define Fair Use and understand where and in what contexts the law applies. We also address international aspects of copyright. ...
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12 videos (Total 85 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
Video12 videos
Place of Fair Use, Part 2 5m
Using Fair Use - The Four Factors10m
Transformative Fair Use, Part 1 5m
Transformative Fair Use, Part 210m
Transformative Fair Use, Part 3 6m
Applying Fair Use, Part 1 5m
Applying Fair Use, Part 26m
Applying Fair Use, Part 3 10m
The International Implications, Part 1 7m
The International Implications, Part 2 2m
The International Implications, Part 3 5m
Reading8 readings
Essential Reading for Introducing Fair Use10m
Summary of Appellate Rulings10m
Essential Reading for Transformative Fair Use10m
Essential Reading for Applying Fair Use10m
Essential Reading for The International Picture10m
Supplemental Reading for Understanding and Using Fair Use10m
Final Scenario Document10m
Enrichment10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Final Quiz #1: About Copyright8m
Final Quiz #2: Issues Related to Teaching a Class10m
Final Quiz #3: Making and Reusing Student-made Films10m
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Top Reviews

By CBNov 12th 2016

Very informative course presented by knowledgeable instructors. Gained a greater appreciation for the pros and cons of copyright, in addition to a respect for the complexity and nuance in this area.

By SKApr 14th 2018

I wish I had taken this course at the very beginning of my graduate studies. I learned so much that would have been useful during my long journey from graduate student, to professor, to archivist.

Instructors

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Kevin Smith, M.L.S., J.D.

Former Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication
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Lisa A. Macklin, J.D.,M.L.S.

Director, Scholarly Communications Office
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Anne Gilliland, JD, MLS

Scholarly Communications Officer

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