First update is on the most exciting topic of COPYWRITE. As you may know, new copywrite laws were passed in Canada on June 12, 2012. This does have an impact on us, but mostly in a great way.
Here's an overview on what the Copyright Law means for teachers.
1) We can show musical performances, films, images, radio shows, tv shows, newspaper articles, poems, 10% of a copyright protected work or a musical score for the purpose of education.
2) We can create or have our students create new products using a copyright-protected work as long as we credit the "original" source, have legally obtained the work and what we've created doesn't affect the original product negatively.
3) We are allowed to "save, downlaod and share publicly available Internet materials" which are posted by the creators without protection measures or a password, but we must cite our sources. (Hobbs, p. 2)
4) We are not allowed to show films for entertainment purposes without a public performance license and not from personal Netflix subscriptions.
from Summary of Changes to Canada's Copyright Law, Isabelle Hobbs, Staff Portal under Teacher-Librarians
Click on the Copyright Matters cover page for a link to the full 28 page document, for your reading enjoyment!
All of this is great for us, but what we have to teach our students is how to cite their sources when creating and we can show them it matters by doing it ourselves!
If you don't know what these symbols mean, then you need an update on basic copyright laws too! Click on the symbols for a link to the Ars Technica Blog to find out more about the symbols used by Creative Commons, if your interested...or watch this favourite video of mine created by Creative Commons Australia, for a quick overview.
Book a lesson...today!
Thanks for reading the first blog! So much to learn, such little time!
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