Fair Use

Copyright Confusion


Copyright and fair use are things that you should often think about.  In order for the use of media to be considered appropriate and fair one must consider the following:

  • What is the purpose for you using it?
  • What is the nature of the use?
  • What amount of the work is being used?
  • What is the effect of your use on copyright holder?

To be clear on all these "rules", teachers and students need to follow fair use guidelines in creation of their own original projects.  By viewing videos provided by many educators, there is hope to end some confusion for students and teachers regarding copyright and plagiarism.  There are some copyrighted materials that educators can use under the appropriate circumstances.   

Terms to remember

1. copyright- the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

2. plagiarism- the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

3. fair use- is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work.


How to Cite Sources

How to Avoid Plagiarism


Work Cited: The Connected Classroom. (n.d.). Retrieved August 18, 2016, from http://khokanson.blogspot.com/2008/04/copyright-confusion.html

T. (2013). Citing Sources. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjlgJhkczM

H. (2015). 10 tips to help students avoid plagiarism. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w79LhLhuqdc