Copyright Resources for educators
Read-Aloud Rights and permissions
Examples of Fair Use
Article excerpt: "In these cases, teachers may want to read materials online, and could look to fair use for support.
Examples to Avoid
Article excerpt: "Here are a few activities schools and teachers should avoid activities without careful, specific guidance or permission:
What about all those REad-aloud videos on Youtube?
- When linking to read-alouds created by others, look for a statement about rights or permissions.
- Official read-alouds created by the publishing company are safe choices.
- For read-alouds created by a person and uploaded to a public platform like YouTube, you want to see phrasing like "created with permission from Scholastic" or "recorded with permission from Random House Publishing."
- Recorded, public read-alouds without permissions could be violating copyright.
- During the 2020 pandemic, some publishers are providing open permissions along with guidelines and dates to remove content. Simon & Schuster example.
Read-aloud Permissions from publishers
- With Remote Learning Still the Norm, Publishers Extend Permissions for Read-Alouds by School Library Journal (Contains a list of publishers and rights updated as of August 2020)
Can teachers show Movies in their online classrooms?
- Copyright on Campus from the University of Florida
- Excerpt from Copyright on Campus: "The Copyright Act at §110(1) (face to face teaching exemption) allows for the performance or display of video or film in a classroom where instruction takes place in classroom with enrolled students physically present and the film is related to the curricular goals of the course. The TEACH Act amendment to the Copyright Act, codified at § 110(2), permits the performance of a reasonable and limited portion of films in an online classroom. Under the TEACH Act, there is the express limitation on quantity, and an entire film will rarely constitute a reasonable and limited portion. Instructors may also rely upon fair use for showing films in an online course, although showing an entire film online also may not constitute fair use. Finally, the DMCA prohibits the circumvention of technological prevention measures (TPM) on DVDs and other media for the purpose of copying and distributing their content. Therefore, digitizing and streaming an entire DVD is not permissible unless an express exemption permits this. Currently, there is an exemption permitting faculty to circumvent TPM only to make clips of films for use in teaching and research."
- Fair Use and Copyright for Online Education from the University of Rhode Island. Teaching scenarios are provided.
Sharing your videos
- Upload video to Office365 and set sharing permissions accordingly.
- Upload video to Microsoft Stream and set sharing permissions accordingly.
- For more tips, visit the CCSD Instructional Technology page.