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Update 25 August 2010:

In 2010 I am transitioning to the website wiki.wesfryer.com for my handout and presentation/workshop links. I'm not taking content here on PBworks offline, but I have added this "update header" to all my pages as well as adding direct links to more updated versions of these pages as I mirror them / create them on wiki.wesfryer.com. There are 146 pages here on teachdigital.pbworks.com. - You can browse these in page view in addition to using the four category links provided on the homepage. Note this wiki was previously mapped to "handouts.wesfryer.com" but that domain mapping is no longer available.


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Copyright, Fair Use, Intellectual Property & for Educators


Teachers, principals, and students all need to understand not only the basics of US copyright law as they relate to the creation and publication of media products, but also the opportunities presented for LEGAL remixing and reuse of media materials licensed through Creative Commons. This session presents practical suggestions for schools, educators, and students to avoid intellectual property liability problems and empower learners to LEGALLY create as well as share a wide variety of media/knowledge products on the global stage. We will focus specifically on fair use provisions of US copyright law and address common misperceptions about fair use which often inhibit/chill legal educational uses of multimedia materials.


I am not a lawyer, so for legal advice you should consult one and not me. Educators need to know about these issues, however, and so do students. The facts and resources discussed here may surprise you. If you use them, they're almost certain to empower you!





  1. What's Copyright? Music Video - Temple University or YouTube directly (3 min 14 sec)
  2. Video Case Study, Upper Merion Area H.S., Media Literacy, Copyright, and Fair Use - Temple University or YouTube directly (5 min, 4 sec)
  3. Building on the Past (Creative Commons - 2 minutes)

Creative Commons

  1. 7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons (2 page PDF file from Educause)
  2. CreativeCommons
  3. Creative Commons video \"Building On the Past\"
  4. Other videos from Creative Commons
  5. Legal Guide for Podcasters from Creative Commons
  6. Common Content: An Open Catalog of Creative Commons Licensed Content
  7. Creative Commons article - Illegal Art (remix/mash-up) culture By Derek Slater, 2005

Sources of Openly Licensed Music and Sounds

  1. Podsafe Music Network
  2. CCMixter
  3. The FreeSoundProject
  4. OpSound Music
  5. MagnaTune
  6. Penmachine Podcast

Copyright and Fair Use

  1. Copyright and Fair Use Resources for Educators from Temple University's Media Education Lab
  2. Copyright and Fair Use Resources from Celebrate Oklahoma Voices
  3. Digital Copyright Slider (interactive website)
  4. \"Guidelines for Non-commercial Recording and Podcasting at Educational Conferences\" (1 page PDF) - June 2008
  5. The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy video (also available from Temple Univ)
  6. On the Texas suit against Virgin and Creative Commons (Larry Lessig)
  7. The Cost of  Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy (17 page PDF report, Nov 2007)
  8. Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use
  9. Copyright 101 for Educators: Winter 2003
  10. American University Center for Social Media: Resources on Fair Use
  11. Stanford Libraries Copyright and Fair Use Overview
  12. Stanford Law School: Center for Internet and Society Fair Use Project
  13. Colette Vogele's podcast, \"Rules for the Revolution\" focusing on legal issues for podcasters
  14. A Fair(y) Use Tale By Professor Eric Faden, Bucknell University
  15. EFF FAQ - Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)
  16. Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
  17. Copyright & Fair Use FAQ
  18. The Fair Use Network
  19. Stanford Copyright and Fair Use
  20. ALA on The TEACH Act and Distance Learning
  21. Copyright Resources Recommended by YouTube
    1. Our "Copyright Tips" page
    2. The Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center (US law)
    3. US Copyright Office (US law)
    4. UK Intellectual Property Office (UK law)

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