Resources from the Conference - https://sites.google.com/site/unlockmedialiteracy/
What is Fair Use?
- The use of copyrighted material for one or more of the following purposes
- News reporting
- Most things are allowable for educational purposes under "fair use" arguments
- This is important because "text" in Common Core extends beyond just text and we need to be educating students on digital citizenship
Evaluating Fair Use
- Copyright is law and clearly defined; fair use is an argument made to legally circumvent copyright in a specific situation (as such it is more subjective)
- Consider the following:
- Nature of original work - if original is factual, more likely to be okay
- Purpose of use - if it is transformative and doing something new, it is more likely to be okay
- Profit - if it is not likely to produce a profit, it is more likely to be okay
- Amount - the less used, the more likely it is to be okay (but no hard rules like 30s or 5%)
- Effect - if it doesn't affect the market value of the original (in a negative way), it is more likely to be okay
- Summary: Is the new work transformative? Is the new work for the purpose of education? Is the new work affecting the power of the original work?