Digital Media Copyright

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Standard in Kid Friendly Language

I can explain the various digital media copyright policies and use them in a variety of situations.

Unpacked Standard

I can explain various digital media copyright policies

I can explain why digital media copyright policies are important.

I use digital media copyright policies when using digital photos or audio in projects. Advanced

Project suggestions

Go to the following web page Play It Cyber Safe
  1. Explore the activities and read all of the pages while working your way through the tree house.
Go to the following web page Copyright Kids
  1. Read through the page Copyright Basics
  2. After you have read through everything you will need to take the quiz, go to The Copyright Challenge: A Quiz

Show your teacher examples of your work where you have cited many different media forms (books, magazines, internet).

Assessment Suggestions

Have copyright policies in rubrics for projects.


There is a distinction between copyright in the classroom setting, and copyright protection in the business world. It is important for teachers and students to realize that the doctrine of Fair Use applies.

Fair use is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as use for scholarship or review. It provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test.

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Copyright Resources

Curriculum units made by EFF to teach copyright

Copyright and Fair Use

A Visit to Copyright Bay is a fun tutorial on copyright issues. Includes information about AV Materials, Multimedia, Single copies, Multiple copies, and Distance Learning.

copyright info

copyright info

media copyright links

Play It Cyber Safe

Copy Right for Kids - online quiz also

Copyright for Educators

Fabulous Video Explanation of Fair Use

This is a great Creative Commons licensed resource for teaching students and teachers about Fair Use from Stanford Law School. It uses actual excerpts from movies to model Fair Use.

Center for Social Media - Fair Use Links

Copyright for Kids

Download examples of Typical Web-based Citations Citing Web Sources

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