“Copyright is the legal protection of literary, dramatic, artistic, and musical works, sound recordings, performances, and communication signals. Copyright provides creators with the legal right to be paid for — and to control the use of — their creations.”
Take this quick 10 question survey to get you thinking about copyright issues.
“The new copyright law passed by Parliament in June 2012 clarifies Canada’s approach to copyright and establishes a clearer legal framework for the digital age and its ever-changing technologies.
Teachers and students are now permitted to access and use publicly available Internet materials in the process of teaching and learning, while respecting the rights of those creators and other copyright holders who post materials on-line for commercial purposes.” © The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
What is intellectual property?: A novel? A film script? A joke? A recipe? A character in a TV show? A painting? The lyrics to a song?
All of these are intellectual property.
EXAMPLES TO CONSIDER:
1. You do not need permission to read a book, but you do need it to turn the book into a play or a movie.
2. You don’t need permission to listen to music, but you do need permission to play it in a public place.
3. Case law: Michael Snow vs Eaton Centre of Toronto (An original photograph falls under same category.)
You may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before using someone’s intellectual property, unless one or more of these conditions are met:
1. The work in the public domain.
2. The usage of the work covered under the Fair Dealing provisions of the Copyright Act.
3. The copyright owner has released the work under another license which permits you to use it.
Creative Commons licenses let creators grant permission to copy or transform their work without giving up copyright, and may also place limitations on that use (for instance, that they be listed as the creator of the original work, or that all use of the work be for non-commercial purposes.) Types of licenses.
4. It will it be used for non-commercial purposes.
5. Attribution to the original work will be given. (Cite your sources and/or link back to the original work.)
Educational use of the Internet
FINDING MUSIC FOR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS:
FINDING MUSIC TO LEGALLY STREAM AND DOWNLOAD:
FINDING IMAGES FOR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS:
You need permission to digitize and/or manipulate the image if:
- The image you want to use is from a printed source (and not in public domain) such as a book or magazine.
- The image is an original photograph. TechyTeacher: What the Tech?
Use advanced search options and select “labeled for reuse.
Click the gear on the upper right hand corner after performing your search to access ADVANCED SEARCH
Use Flickr’s advance search and select “Only search within
Creative Commons-licensed content”.
The Future: Open Source Initiative
Alberta Education’s 2Learn.ca: http://www.2learn.ca/ydp/copydigital.aspx
Media Smarts: http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/tipsheet/TipSheet_Getting_Goods_Ethically.pdf
Copyright and Creative Commons from Common Craft: http://www.commoncraft.com/video/copyright-and-creative-commons