Understanding Fair UseContrary to popular belief, education purposes do not guarantee permission to copy or distribute work.
Fair use includes:
· face to face teaching
· Using the work for evaluation, news reporting, commentary and parody is allowed, depending on the amount of the work being used.
It is illegal to:
· Make multiple copies of someone else’s work without their permission
· Create and store a digital image of someone else’s work and share it
· Adapt someone else’s work in a way that does not substantially change the meaning/effect and call it your own
· Include recorded sound in a public presentation
· Include professional photographs that are not specifically identifiable as being free to use
· Use images or other people’s work in newsletters, PPT type presentations or other publications that are made publicly or for profit.
· Creating a digital copy of a textbook page and making it available online
· Photocopying non reproducible textbooks/workbooks and distributing to students and/or other staff members
· Publishing students presentations that use images, sound or text that is protected
· Playing professionally recorded music in public gatherings
· Showing movies to a group of students or parents without a specific license to do so
· Utilizing images, texts and sounds in the public domain
· Allowing students to use copyright protected work in their presentation only if they or you are never going to publish it or otherwise share it outside of your classroom
· Provide a link to the original content
· Obtain parent permission
· Follow legal guidelines for showing movies in school
· Post legally used worksheets in BrainHoney
· Creative Commons - Creators share their work under certain conditions and uses.