Will I get in trouble? Fair Use Copyright Doctrine for Educators

I came across this today and want to post it for all the teachers who read this blog! The article is helpful as are the materials and links it refers to.



Copyright code developed to guide teachers

Monday, November 10, 2008

By Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

To discourage high school students from smoking, medical instructor Brian Primack shows them cigarette advertisements and stills from movies, such as one of Julia Roberts smoking in “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”

Then he leads a discussion to help them learn how they’re being manipulated and how to examine critically what they see, read or hear.

“This is an emerging type of education,” said Dr. Primack, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, “And as media becomes more and more widespread, not just from traditional sources. … this is going to be very important to teach young people about.”

Dr. Primack uses the materials for educational purposes under the fair-use doctrine, a portion of copyright law that permits some uses of copyrighted material without obtaining permission from the original creator.

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