I haven’t yet read this report out from the Center for Social Media but assume after I have it will provide an important launching pad for a class discussion….

Also…is it acceptable use to quote several graphs and the link from another site’s post or is this too much? Who decides?

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WHAT THIS IS

 

This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances—especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are predominant. It is a general right that applies even in situations where the law provides no specific authorization for the use in question—as it does for certain narrowly defined classroom activities.

This guide identifies five principles that represent the media literacy education community’s current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials, wherever and however it occurs: in K–12 education, in higher education, in nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children and youth, and in adult education.

http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/code_for_media_literacy_education/

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