Copyright

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

 

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 copyright education videos, including our famous Schoolhouse rock style music videos, What's Copyright? and User Rights, Section 107

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

Access lesson plans for college students

PROVIDE STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Download slides for offering a staff development program on copyright and fair use 

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 

EXPLORE OUR VIDEOS & OTHER RESOURCES