Good video for starting a discussion on copyright and fair use with secondary students via YouTube and Temple University.
Today, issues with copyright and the use of media in all forms boils down to a case of digital citizenship.
A colleague from another school division sent me a link to some resources on digital citizenship and copyright. Among them was this YouTube video, a TED Talk, from a rep from YouTube and how they deal with copyright issues.
What’s surprising is that over 100 years of video is uploaded (each day) and that time to encode video is actually time to compare your video to others already on the site! The video clip ends with some of the positive aspects of sharing content, and as always, I recommend folks look into sharing their own content (that’s you, friends) with a Creative Commons license.
Here are some additional resources of interest:
- Building Digital Citizens
- Jason Ohler’s Digital Citizenship Wiki (warning: you can get lost here for days there’s so much good stuff!)
- Library Tools Smackdown (Lots of good stuff, including a section on Digital Citizenship)
- Parent’s Guide to Facebook
- The FairUse Evaluator
- Copyright Clarity – looks like another wiki to support a book
- Finding Dulcinea on Plagiarism
If you like one or more of these resources, or those linked within, please share them on your blog with your students and their parents!
According to this story, it is now legal to rip DVDs for educational uses covered under “Fair Use.”
The 1998 DMCA law said it was illegal to rip a DVD using computer software.
(1) Motion pictures on DVDs that are lawfully made and acquired and that are protected by the Content Scrambling System when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment, and where the person engaging in circumvention believes and has reasonable grounds for believing that circumvention is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the use in the following instances:
(i) Educational uses by college and university professors and by college and university film and media studies students;
(ii) Documentary filmmaking; (iii) Noncommercial videos
From Susan Vaughan, this YouTube about fair use and copyright.
I’ve added a YouTube video produced by Temple University on copyright on our Ning site. Its point is to remind us that copyright isn’t just there to protect the owner of intellectual property, but also to strike balance in our ability to “borrow” from a work in our own creative endeavors.
This video came by way of Wes Fryer’s recent posting of copyright resources on his blog. You can find a link to his resources, an hour-long presentation he’s done, and our own list of resources for copyright on our wiki.