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 2 - A Fair(y) Use Tale

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 3 - Test Review

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 4 - Crash Course Copyright

Watch the video:  CC IP2 Copyright edit.MOV

Pause and rewind as much as necessary!

Open the Campus Portal Assignment.  Watch the video.  As you watch, answer the following questions.   Pause and rewind as much as necessary!  You can use the answers on the test!!!
  • DropBox
  • Google Drive
  • Local -- Go to My Computer -> Classes -> Wissner -> Handout -> Copyright -> CC IP2 Copyright edit.MOV
Provide DETAILED answers to the questions below.  Write all answers in Campus Portal:
  1. What is the name of the first copy right law?
  2. Are copy rights part of the U.S. Constitution?
  3. How creative to works have to be for the creator to own the rights?
  4. What are four examples of things that are not protected by copy right law?
  5. What are the seven categories of literary works?
  6. In order to be considered bona fide writings, what must be true?
  7. If a person owns a copy of a book, do they own the copy rights?
  8. Does a person that discovers new facts have copy rights to those facts?
  9. Does the U.S. government have copy rights to its creative works?
  10. If a person creates something at work, do they own the copy rights to it?
  11. When does a creator “get” the copy rights to a creation?
  12. What is the right called that allows for “recast, transformed or adapted”?
  13. What is the name of the right allowing for sale, rental, lease or lending of copies?
  14. What things does the Public Performance Right allow? (hint: yellow words)
  15. What is the sixth right called?
  16. How long do you have the copy rights?
  17. If something was created “for hire”, how many years are the copy rights?
  18. In your opinion, are copy rights too long, too short, or just right?  Why?
Make sure you SAVE several times as you answer!

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




Slides #1 - Creating & Copyrights

Follow along with this tutorial Video:

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

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


Slides #2 - Creating & Copyrights

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?

PART 6 - FILE SHARING
Do File Sharing assignment.

PART 7 - 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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