I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty confused about copyright issues, and what students can and cannot legally do with images, videos, music, and audio in their online projects.
So I sent out a “tweet” on Twitter asking for what people thought were the most simple and accessible resources out there for teachers to learn more about this issue, and within thirty minutes received a wealth of links. I decided it was worth creating an other “The Best…” list.
I’ve divided this list into ones for teachers and ones for students. However, I gotta’ say that I personally gained a clearer understanding of copyright issues from some of the student links.
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Here are my Personal Learning Network’s choices for The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues (though I have ranked them all by preference, I have listed my favorite at the top of each category):
Stacy also suggested a site titled Taking the Mystery Out of copyright and fair use guidelines (not to be confused with a similar sounding site for students) and a resource from Temple University.
Copyright And Fair Use: Guidelines For Teachers is a very simple, and very good, one page PDF document.
The Classroom Copyright Chart shares copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers.
Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know is the title of a great post at Langwitches. It contains several excellent resources.
The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons is a must-read post by Ronnie Burt over at The Edublogger.
Long-Awaited Ruling in Copyright Case Mostly Favors Georgia State U. is pretty interesting.
The Copyright Genie is pretty cool.
Using Digital Images: An Educators Guide is a useful post.
Images, copyright, and Creative Commons is from Edublogs.
How to Identify Mysterious Images Online is from MindShift.
So… You Want (Have) To Create Something? is from Langwitches.
So…You Want to Declare Fair Use is also from Langwitches.
Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… comes from Langwitches.
Thanks to everybody who sent-in links!
Feel free to contribute additional suggestions.