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Copyright and Fair

By: Brittney Jackson
Ellen Nalley

What is
Copyright is when you are taking
a idea, work or writing, and
claiming them as your own
without the permission and
approval from the author.

What makes it a

A work that can be made or

copyrighted if its original to the
person making it. It can not be
taken from someone elses work.
Examples of this would include
books, movies, music, art work,
poems, etc.

Copyright Video

Start the video at

1:13 and end at 1:31

Copyright and Fair

There is a fine line for when it is appropriate
to use fair use or to use copyrighted work.
So here are some steps you should take in
order to make sure you can use a video,
picture, music, etc.

Ask yourself
Am I making a profit off this work?
Am I using this for educational purposes?
Am I using all of it, or just parts of it?
Is it temporary or will it be officially
Am I crediting the maker?

Why does this

Under the US Constitutional
laws copyright is illegal.
Congress shall have Power
to promote the progress of
Science and useful Arts, by
securing for limited Times to
Authors and Inventors the
exclusive Right to their
respective Writing and
United States Constitution,
Article 1, Section 8.

Acknowledging a
Acknowledging a source does not substitute
for gaining permission to use the material.
This can still be considered copyright and is
It is easy to break copyright laws without
intentionally doing so. It is even easy to
break copyright laws with out knowing it.

What is Fair Use?

Fair Use is using copyrighted materials for

educational purposes.

Printed Materials
Fair Use:
It is okay to use 1000
words or 10% of the
You are allowed to use a
graphic from the book.
If the book is less than
2,500 words you can
take two pages MAX from
the book.

Illustration and
Fair Use:

No more than 5
photos from the same
artist or
When using a
collection of published
works, no more than
10% or 15 pieces,
whichever is less,
may be used.

Video (for viewing)

Fair Use:
Teachers or students
may use these for
educational purposes.
All materials must be
bought or legally
Must be used in face to
face education

Video (For multimedia

and video projects)
Fair Use:
Portions may be used in projects and school
Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less.
Must be legally acquired.
Must be properly cited and credited to the

Fair Use:
Up to 10% or 30
seconds, whichever
is less.
You can use
records, caster
tapes, CDs and
audio files of the

Work Cited:
Copyright and Fair Use
by Dr. Mia Kim Williams
University of Northern Colorado
School of Teacher Education
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
Teaching and Learning
Fair Use Flow Chart
For the pictures that are used in the slides, the information on where we found them is at the bottom of the slide where the picture is found.