Copyright Essentials for Educators: From Basics to Hard Questions
Linda Schutjer,Sherri Lebeda,Teresa Negrucci,Peter Connor
General Teaching Topics
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
A brief review of Copyright Basics as they apply in the academic arena followed by a Q & A aimed at answering harder situational questions.
The first half—40-45 minutes—will describe what types of intellectual property are copyrightable and what types remain in the public domain, the technicalities of IP ownership and author rights, an explanation of the classroom , distance (online), and “Fair Use” exemptions to the rule, and the 4 factors that must be considered in making a fair use determination.
Included as well will be information on the proper procedures for obtaining Copyright Permission for Course Pack materials through the University Communications and Creative Services Department, posting articles, etc. to RamCT, and the issue of avoiding the circumvention of technological barriers.
A break before the Q & A will allow time for audience members to talk about and share among themselves individual concerns not addressed in the introduction as well as shape questions specific to individual academic experiences to be asked in the second half—another 50-60 minutes.
Goals and Target Audience:
All University instructors, admin professionals and any others with a need to be well-versed in the Classroom, Distance, and Fair Use exemptions to copyright law.