People underestimate how powerful the media is for young people who grow up watching a lot of television. Through the media, we've established this standard of what every human being should look up to.
Today, it's more important than ever before to understand the scope of your rights and responsibilities as a digital author. That's why Renee Hobbs wrote the book, Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning. Since its publication, it's become a best-seller, offering essential reading for teachers, students and others who are advancing digital and media literacy education.
READ THE BOOK
Order the book online!
WATCH THE VIDEOS
Watch video case studies of teachers whose informed perspective on copyright enables them to offer powerful media literacy learning experiences to students
USE THE LESSON PLANS
Download the 2-page flyer, Copyright in Education from the Media Education Lab
Document the Fair Use Reasoning Process using Google Forms
PROVIDE STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Read the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education to understand your rights and responsibilities when you (or your students) use copyrighted materials for learning purposes
Revise your school policies: Access a model school copyright policy you can use as a template for your school
NEW AS OF MARCH 13, 2020: Read the Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use and Emergency Remote Teaching and Research
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