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This Fair Use Checklist is helpful tool for determining whether activities are within the limits of fair use. This helpful tool created by Columbia University is applicable for teachers, students, and school librarians.
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This course provides an introduction to the technology and policy context of public communications networks, through critical discussion of current issues in communications policy and their historical roots. The course focuses on underlying rationales and models for government involvement and the complex dynamics introduced by co-evolving technologies, industry structure, and public policy objectives. Cases drawn from cellular, fixed-line, and Internet applications include evolution of spectrum policy and current proposals for reform; the migration to broadband and implications for universal service policies; and property rights associated with digital content. The course lays a foundation for thesis research in this domain.
This information was gathered by members of the Oregon Association of School Libraries -- Rita Ramstad, District Librarian, Centennial School District and Jennifer Maurer, School Library Consultant, State Library of Oregon. Though the source authors and presenters are copyright experts, and in some cases lawyers, this information should not be considered legal advice. || Last updated on May 11, 2020
This resource includes a link to Creative Commons video, "Get Creative," and video viewing worksheet. The mini-lesson can be used to enhance a lesson segment on Copyright and Fair Use.
Students will be demonstrate their knowledge of fair use in education and how it relates to copyright restrictions.
What rights do you have as a creator? Students are introduced to copyright, fair use, and the rights they have as creators.
This course considers the interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the evolving controversies over control of the Internet. In addition, there will be an in-depth treatment of privacy and the notion of "transparency" -- regulations and technologies that govern the use of information, as well as access to information. Topics explored will include: Legal Background for Regulation of the Internet Fourth Amendment Law and Electronic Surveillance Profiling, Data Mining, and the U.S. PATRIOT Act Technologies for Anonymity and Transparency, The Policy-Aware Web
Introduction to the sources of technological innovation, economics of innovation, protection of innovation rights, communication of technical information, capturing benefit from innovation, organizing to manage the innovation process, cooperation in the innovation process, new ventures. 15.351 is a full-term subject with greater detail on technology strategy and on product development and implementation. 15.352 is a half-term subject. Students cannot receive credit for both subjects.
Introductory examination of the US law of intellectual property, with emphasis on patents and copyrights, and a brief look at trademarks and trade secrets. Comparisons made with regard to what can and cannot be protected, what rights the owner does and does not obtain, and how these rights come into being. Issues relating particularly to new information technologies highlighted. Assignments include case and statutory readings, written preparatory exercises, and student case presentations.
Students explore the legal and ethical dimensions of respecting creative work. First, they learn a basic foundation of legal principles and vocabulary related to copyright. They understand how such factors as the rules of copyright law, the values and intent of the original creator, and the audience and purpose should affect their decisions about using the creative work of others. Using the Mad Men Student Handout, students then apply these principles to a simulation activity in which they act as advertising executives who have to choose a photo for an ad campaign.
Brief video describing licensing and permissions associated with Open Educational Resources (OER), including various Creative Commons licenses. These licenses give content creators a standardized way to share their resources with other educators around the world.
A brief video where OER experts give their reasons for working in the field of Open Educational Resources. Primary reasons include empowering teachers, equalizing access to education, reducing teachers' worries about copyright, reducing educational costs, and facilitating the open flow of information.