Copyright for Educators, CReative Common, and OERs WHat you SHould know

Copyright for teachers

WHAT IS COPYRIGHT

copyright is an exclusive right granted by the federal government to the creators of original authored works. This law is known as the Copyright Act of 1976.

WHAT IS PROTECTED UNDER COPYRIGHT LAWS

Works that may be protected by copyright are books, pamphlets, illustrations, photographs, videos, music, computer Software, internet connections, television broadcast

WHAT CAN BE USED

The Law Allows The Limited Use Of Copyrighted Material By Persons Other Than The Owner. It Can Be Considered Fair Use When The Work Is Used For Educational Purposes As-Long-As It Meets The Criteria Within The Fair Use Guidelines. Remember To Adequately Cite The Work Used And Give Credit To The Author/Owner Of The Work.

CREATIVE COMMONS

WHAT IS CREATIVE COMMONS

Creative Commons defines the space that is between the spectrum of absolute copyright protection and the public domain

WHAT DOES CREATIVE COMMONS DO

Creative Commons has the tools so that the search of works under its licenses is automatic, and the licensing process is flexible and easy to use.

TYPES of CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSES

Attribution- Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these.

ShareAlike- Licensees may distribute derivative works only under a license identical ("not more restrictive") to the license that governs the original work. (See also copyleft.) Without share-alike, derivative works might be sub-licensed with compatible but more restrictive license clauses

Non-Commercial- Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes.

Non-Derivative Works- Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works and remixes based on it.

OERs

WHAT ARE OERs

The concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) Refers to any educational resource (including curriculum maps, Course books, streaming videos, multimedia applications, podcasts and Any material that has been designed for teaching and learning) that Available for use by educators and students, without the Need to pay license fees.

3 BENEFITS OF OERs

1. help prepare students and educators more productive.

2. students become Active participant in the educational process

3. Because they are free, OERs become desirable

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Created with images by MikeBlogs - "Copyright Symbols" • Kalexanderson - "Creative Commons" • beedieu - "Quibble Over the Cloud"

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