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Copyrights and Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights arises frequently if you or your students conduct research, incorporate another's document (of any type) or publish on the Web. Here are some resources that can help you and your students.

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Copyright Office Frequently Asked Questions

The U.S. Copyright Office has information on copyrights and fair use for the United States.

Copyright Law and You!

Tara Miller has created a great video aimed at middle school students. It looks at the history of copyright law, gives examples of fair use and describes "Public Domain".

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XES6jSAzxmk
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Is Copyright and Permissions getting in the way of educating?

An interesting article exploring what is and is not Fair Use, having students get permission of the Copyright holders, and "what to do when THE SHOW MUST GO ON."

YouTube Copyright School

Where Russell learns some valuable lessons about copyright.

While the video is aimed at YouTube copyright issues, it brings up a number of copyright issues common across all forms of communication. Makes a great introductory video.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzDjH1-9Ns
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10 Big Myths about copyright explained

Brad Templeton explores what could be the 10 biggest excuses for "appropriating" copyright material.

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Public Domain Images - What is allowed and what is not?

Public domain images are considered to be free of copyrights. Consequently, such images may be used freely for any application. But that is not necessarily true. This articles looks at things like implied endorsements, model releases and the difference between editorial and commercial use.

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Using Principles of APA Style to Cite and Document Sources

Acceptable formats for citing Internet references in a bibliography are explained in Principles of APA Style.

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Bellingham Schools' Copyright and Web Publishing Policy

Bellingham Schools can be used as a model for a Copyright and Web Publishing policy. The site includes a sample form to be filled out by the copyright holder.

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WIPO

The world's clearinghouse on intellectual property rights, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is located in Switzerland.

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Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

The Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center covers this issue in-depth, including fair use, what's public domain, and resources for librarians.

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons defines the spectum of licensing possibilities between full copyright and the public domain.

Learning about copyrights and proper citation rules is a requisite skill for your students regardless of the media.

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Royalty Free Music Room

There are a number of sources that provide royalty free music. Royalty Free Music Room is an example where you can purchase rights to use a song or music track for a small fee.

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