Creating

You can make a living by creating.  There are lots of things you can create: stories, poems, plays, paintings, dances, videos and movies, games, photos, music, etc.

But, how can you do it?

How can you make a living and make sure that others do not get credit (and money) for your creation?

Please watch the video below (on your iPad would be a good idea); and as you watch, answer questions in the Campus Portal assignment.  Remember, you can pause and rewind as much as necessary.
  • DropBox  OR
  • Google Drive  OR
  • Local -- Go to My Computer -> Classes -> Wissner -> Handout -> Copyright -> Making A Living By Creating 101
In Campus Portal, provide DETAILED answers to the questions below.  Write all answers in Campus Portal:
  1. What do people NEED to live?
  2. What is one way you could make a living?
  3. What are fifteen different things that you could create?
  4. Once you create something, what are SIX rights you have to that creation?
  5. If someone buys a copy of your creation, which of these SIX rights do they have?
  6. What is the longest that you could own those copy rights?
  7. Why should you put a copyright mark on something?
  8. When you create something, who is the only person who can legally make copies of it?
Make sure to press SAVE several times as you answer!

Raise your hand!  Politely ask your teacher to check your answers!


PART II

Here is an interesting video created to help teach you about the exceptions to copy rights.  In summary, people can make fun of your creations; and can also use small amounts your creation to teach, educate, or do research.  In very few cases is it legal for other people to make a living from your work... although some people do figure out a way to do it.

Watch the second video:  A Fair(y) Use Tale.  Pause and rewind as much as necessary!  As you watch, answer the questions below.
  • DropBox  OR
  • Google Drive  OR
  • Local -- Go to My Computer -> Classes -> Wissner -> Handout -> Copyright -> 20 A Fair(y) Use Tale
Provide DETAILED answers to the questions below.  Write all answers in Campus Portal:
  1. Who did NOT make this video?
  2. What is copy right?
  3. Who has the right to use the work?
  4. Who can grant permission to use the work?
  5. Does money have anything to do with copyright?
  6. What SIX things can be copyrighted?
  7. Can an idea be copyrighted?
  8. How long did copyright used to last?
  9. Who could copy the creation after the copyright ended?
  10. If a creation is free for anyone to use, what is it called?
  11. How long does copyright now last?
  12. For a company, how long is copyright?
  13. Does copyright have any limitations?
  14. Fair use, does it allow copying of the entire thing?
  15. List FOUR specific reasons copying can be done.
  16. What are the rules of fair use? (THREE things)
  17. Why did the author make this video from Disney clips?
  18. Who directed this video?
Make sure you SAVE several times as you answer!

Raise your hand!  Politely ask your teacher to check your answers!


PART III

Watch the third video:  Test Review for Creating and Copyrighting

Pause and rewind as much as necessary!

Open the Campus Portal Assignment.  Take notes on this video.  You can use the notes on the test!!!
  • DropBox
  • Google Drive
  • Local -- Go to My Computer -> Classes -> Wissner -> Handout -> Copyright -> Test Review for Creating and Copyrighting
Then:
  1. After watching and taking notes, write FIVE test questions.
  2. The five test questions should all come from this video. 
  3. Also write the answers to the five questions.
  4. Number them 1-5.

Raise your hand!  Politely ask your teacher to check your answers!


PART IV

Using Google Presentations, create the following presentation about creating and copyright:

  1. Rename it:  Lastname Firstname Creating and Copyright
  2. Share it with your teacher, example:  wissnera@waylandunion.org

Slide 1 -- Title slide:  My Rights to Copy My Creations, plus your first & last name
Slide 2 -- What Creations You Own Rights To -- Include TEN different pictures of ten different sorts of things.  For example: photo, poem, etc..  Label each pictures with a word or two.
Slide 3 -- Created but Not Protected -- Include a list AND pictures of FIVE different things that you could create, but other people could copy freely without your permission
Slide 4 -- Exclusive Rights -- List SIX rights YOU have when you create something protected by the copy-right law
Slide 5 -- Duration -- How long do these rights last?  Everything made before what year is part of the public domain?
Slide 6 -- Fair Use -- What are FIVE reasons your creations can be copied without breaking the law.  Include a photo of each.
Slide 7 -- Public Domain -- What are five things that are part of the public domain?  Include a photo of each.

References: What is in the public domain?



Raise your hand!  Politely ask your teacher to check your answers!

PART V - FILE SHARING
Do File Sharing assignment.

PART VI - TEST
Take the creating and copyright test.
You may use any of your own notes that you've written, in any of the assignments above, to help you on your test.
If you wish, you may copy these notes out of their assignments, and paste them into Notepad, so they are easier for you to see.



FACT:

"these works are granted copyright protection for a term ending 70 years after the death of the author.
If the work was a work for hire (e.g., those created by a corporation) then copyright persists for 120 years after creation or 95 years after publication, whichever is shorter." -- Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_the_United_States#Duration_of_copyright


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