Copyright and Creative Commons Explained

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Intellectual property that is easily available in digital form confuses people.

If you wonder about copyright, fair use, and creative commons and struggle to understand how they define what digital resources can be used (and which ones can’t), check out the excellent post, Copyright & Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft over at the blog, Free Tech 4 Teachers.

The post also includes a video transcript.

You can also view this video right at the Common Craft site.

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AU Professor Peter Will Present on Copyright and Fair Use

GDS alum parent and American University (AU) Law Professor, Peter Jaszi, a widely known advocate for educators’ copyright policies and fair use understanding, will present at the March 20, 2012 Technology Tuesday session from 3:30 – 5:00 at the Lower School. He will discuss copyright law, fair use policies for schools, teachers, students, and school libraries, and describe ways that teachers can make the most of fair use opportunities.

The HS faculty is invited to the Lower School campus or teachers can participate from the HS campus via Skype. (A location will be announced.)

Professor Jaszi Co-Authored this Book

For years Professor Jaszi has been active in the development of educational fair use best practices — media literacy, research libraries, and others. Read about research libraries best practices and media literacy best practices  (includes NCTE).

Read this PBS MediaShift article.  Peter Jaszi is the author of Reclaiming Fair Use, co-authored with Patricia Aufderheide. In addition to law school teaching Peter is active with the Center for Social Media at AU.

Peter has asked us to send him links to various faculty and student projects and to collect copyright/fair use questions.  He has already explored our website Media Gallery.

His current thought is to present for 30 to 35 minutes and then answer questions, and he is happy to return for a second presentation.

Peter’s son, Ned, a GDS Class of ’99 alum, has spent quite a bit of time as a videographer making documentaries, and is now working on an MPH at Emory.

Questions are welcome!  E-mail mweston@gds.org