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Digital Duplication Resources

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Legal Requirements

 AB 307 - Chavez Bill amended Section 51871.5 of the Education Code to include the following:

  • Beginning July 1, 2008, technology plans shall include a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internet safety, the manner in which to avoid committing plagiarism, the concept, purpose, and significance of a copyright so that pupils are equipped with the skills necessary to distinguish lawful from unlawful online downloading, and the implications of illegal peer-to-peer network file sharing.


10 Big Myths of Copyright Explained - an article explaining what does and doesn't violate copyright.


Copyright and Fair Use Information from University of Maryland University College - A website that is simple and comprehensive.  Provides answers to questions such as what are fair use rules for instructors.


Copyright Primer for Administrators - Article by Hall Davidson explaining copyright and what a school can do to avoid copyright issues.


Creative Commons - A website that guides people through the process of how to ethically share their creative or original material with others.  They also provide 6 different licensing possibilities for authors to use.


Defining Fair Use from the U.S. Copyright Office - Defines the 4 factors in the Copyright Law that determine whether or not a particular use is fair.


Fair Use for Media Literacy Education - Video produced by The Center for Social Media explaining the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. The Code of Best Practices was created in collaboration with the Washington College of Laws Program on Information, Justice and Intellectual Property and with Media Education Lab at Temple University.


New Rules of Copyright Article - Article from Tech & Learning Magazine explaining the different types of copyright licensing available through Creative Commons.


Online Copyright Quiz -  This is from Sacramento State and used in their EDTE 230 - Introduction to Computers in the Classroom class. This is a great discussion generator that can be used for a staff meeting to determine the staff's overall understanding of Copyright and Fair Use.



Common Sense Media Education

The unit, Respecting Creative Workoffers three lessons on copyright and fair use for grades 6-8. You can access grade K-5 lessons here. (Grades K-8)


Compfight Creative Commons Image Search - A great image search resource. 


Copyright Chart for Teachers  - Chart indicating Educational Guidelines for the use of copyrighted material.


Copyright for Teachers and School Librarians -  A website created through a Library of Congress grant to help teachers and librarians understand and enhance their curriculum and teaching about copyright.


Copyright Friendly Image Source Wiki - A Teacher/Librarian wiki housing links to copyright-friendly Images for use in multimedia projects and web pages. 


Copyright Kids - An interactive website generated by The Copyright Society of the U.S.A geared to the middle school and high school.  Walks students through acceptable use of copyrighted materials including print, audio and video.


Copyright with CyberBee - This site is great for using with elementary students. It contains many resources, not just focused on copyright but on inclusion of the internet and resources into the curriculum.   


Fair Use Teaching Tools - Created by the Center for Social Media.  This site has a wealth of lessons, videos, resources and activities that will help teachers to instruct students about the fair use of copyrighted materials.


Library of Congress Professional Development - This link will lead you to an online module about copyright and fair use.  Topics covered are: Rights and responsibilities, Low-worry uses of primary source and Checking for Fair Use.  It will take approximately 1 hour to complete the module.  GREAT resource!


Media Education Lab at Temple University.  This site contains a wealth of resources, lessons and videos for teachers to use with students in their classrooms.    


Nothing Beats the Real Thing


Pics4Learning - This is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students.


Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians - A circular produced by the Copyright Office.


 Social Websites are Latest Sources for Plagiarized Material: An article by Jenna Zwang for eSchool News.





Join the © Team - A website containing resource for parents introduces children in grades K-5 to the connection between creativity and copyright through hands-on projects.  Click on the Parent Resources tab.


Online-Safety Resources for the Home: File-sharing realities for families
This article from Netfamilynews helps parents understand the legal risks of kids file sharing on their home computers.


Young People, Music and the Internet
Accessing music online and via mobile phones has never been easier, but it does raise legal, security and ethical issues. This new guide for parents and teachers provides essential advice about how young people can get the best out of downloading and sharing music online and via mobile technology in a safe and legal way, as well as providing tips for discussion.


Examples of School Action -  Include with Monthly Character Education 


Character Counts - 6 Pillars

  1. Trustworthiness 
  2. Respect 
  3. Responsibility
  4. Fairness 
  5. Caring 
  6. Citizenship

Respect = Respecting creative work



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