Copyright for Teachers

Copyright Law
the law that governs the right to use information
public domain
creative works or information that are not “owned” by an individual but considered part of the common culture
TEACH Act
a revision to the copyright law that clarified what uses of copyright-protected materials were permissible when used for distance education and also outlined required actions on the part of a school in order to be compliant.
fair use
the portion of the U. S. copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the use of the copyright hold
Creative Commons licensing
guidelines whereby con- tent creators allow or limit your use to copy, edit, remix, build upon, or distribute all or parts of their work
acceptable use policy (AUP)
guidelines whereby con- tent creators allow or limit your use to copy, edit, remix, build upon, or distribute all or parts of their work
fixed medium
Electronic communications and files are considered a
10% rule
the rule with which teachers should follow according to the US Copyright Office
the GAME plan
acceptable use acronym
school librarian or media specialist
the best resource in your school for understanding copyright information

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