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Do you know copyright laws for educators?

Lynne Hoffman Apprentice
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What if your blog posts are being used without your permission?  Do you have to credit the source of Internet material?  What's the difference between copyright and creative commons?


If you are wondering the answers to these questions, then consider reading Richard Byrne's blog about "Fair Use, Copyright, and Educational Blogging" in Free Technology for Teachers published June 28, 2013. 



The topics of copyright and creative commons can be very confusing for educators.  In another blog post, Richard Byrne clarified these terms and published a list of helpful resources for teachers.  See "A Short Guide to Copyright for Educators" in Free Technology for Teachers published December 12, 2012.


Byrne suggests watching a video presentation by Dr. Wesley Fryer called "Copyright for Educators."  This slideshow with audio provides educators with current information on copyright issues.


In addition, Byrne recommends the following resources on copyright information for teachers and students:



What is your understanding of copyright versus creative commons?

What resources do you use to teach these concepts to your students?

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