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Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

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Fair use for media literacy education On Nov.11, 2008, media literacy educators released a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use. Now, they can teach without fear. Can you use popular Culture to Teach Critical Thinking ? Sometimes ? If you don't get caught ! Only if it's from the library. Did you get permission from Disney ? I heard from a teacher who had heard from another teacher who got an e-mail about somebody who heard something in meeting where it was actually possible for you to get in trouble for using videos in a classroom. I would like to been able to know what are my rights here. Sometimes, I had an awareness that I might have been doing something I shouldn't be doing, but I was able just to push it out of the way. And, fortunately, I didn't get those fingers slap but teachers are. Common Copyright ''Guidelines'' Often make things worse A teacher that uses guidelines may have a very good intentions but, in fact, what they end up doing whether they aware of it or not is there relinquishing there opportunities under the law. The opportunities on the fair use are flexible so that we can adapt the standard the fair use to meet changing needs, changing technologies, changing materials, changing circumstances. The so called fair use guidelines on topics like photocopying and off air taping are a rigid conservative outmoded interpretation of the law, not the law itself. They no longer reflect the realities of the classroom, if they ever did. Today, they are strangling educational practice rather than enabling. Educators and students have the right to use copyrighted material The specific exceptions that copyright law provides for teaching are too few and too narrow to cover many common in important educational practices. So, to do their best work teachers also need fair use. Documentary filmmakers to find what they met by fair use and now, using their code of best practices. They’re able not only to lower their cost but to make better work. What constitute fair use depends on the situation. Broadcaster and journalists understand how to document applies to them and so the documentary filmmakers. Now the media literacy community is figuring it out too. They’ve come together to created what teachers really need : not a rule book, but a code of best practices to guide them and their students in making their own wise decision. Making a code of best practices for media literacy education Media literacy organisation banded together to explore what their members thinking's fair. They met over the course of the year in cities like Philadelphia, St-Louis, Chicago, Boston, Houston Texas, San Francisco, Columbia South Carolina, Ithica New York and New York City to create the code of best practices in fair use for media literacy education. Fair use allows you to use copyright and material without permission or payment when the benefit to society out ways the cost to the copyright owner. Fair use helps to prevent copyright for becoming a charter for private censorship. Fair use is flexible and dynamic. It favour transformative uses those which add content to repurpose copyright in material and it’s the laws part of copyright act 1976. The code's 5 categories #1 Classroom teaching with copyrighted materials #2 Copyrighted material within curriculum #3 Sharing teaching materials #4 Student work #5 Sharing student work Exercising your fair use rights makes them stronger As a teachers, as a students in a media class, as someone who had a teacher who was a student in a media class, if you know someone who looks like a teacher, it doesn’t matter, go to them, talk to them, talk about fair use, talk about why its so important, talk about what kinds of things can be use in a classroom, should be use in a classroom, if it’s not a part of fair use, why isn't a part of fair use. Educators need to be able to claim their right to use fair use and we need to teach it to our student and in increasing copyrighted world fair use makes it possible to develop critical thinking and communication skills, that are essential for participation in twenty first century life. Read the code to learn principles of and limitations on fair use. And share the news with students and colleagues! Feel free to reproduce this video in its entirety without permission.For citation,employ fair use. Video created at The Center for Social Media Signatories to the Code Project coordinated by ... Funded by ...With additional support

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Posted by: catefcrew on Mar 14, 2011

The Center for Social Media is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education on November 11, 2009. This code is a step-by-step guide to fair use in an academic setting that enables teachers and students who use popular culture to know when their uses are legal.

The Code of Best Practices was created in collaboration with the Washington College of Laws Program on Information, Justice and Intellectual Property and with our new partner Media Education Lab at Temple University.

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