Copyright And Fair Use For Educators

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How much do you know about Copyright and Fair Use as it applies to education?


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  • 1. 
    What is Fair Use?
    • A. 

      A term used to describe the illegal downloading of music

    • B. 

      A law that allows people to copy their favorite DVDs for their friends

    • C. 

      An exception to the Copyright Law

    • D. 

      A law that protects original creative works

  • 2. 
    Copyright protects the people who photocopy materials for classroom use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Check the examples of Fair Use:
    • A. 

      A teacher reads a poem aloud to her class

    • B. 

      A principal tells a department head to print out multiple copies of a textbook

    • C. 

      A student uses a quotation in their essay

    • D. 

      An instructor passes out copies of the first chapter of Heart of Darkness to her class

  • 4. 
    Where is Copyright mentioned in the U.S. Constitution?
    • A. 

      Article II Section 8

    • B. 

      Article I Section 7

    • C. 

      Article I Section 8

    • D. 

      Article B Section Q

  • 5. 
    Teachers have broader rights than school librarians where copyright is concerned.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Under Fair Use, check which of the following teachers are allowed to photocopy
    • A. 

      A photograph of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting

    • B. 

      An article on a feminist's perspective of Miley Cyrus

    • C. 

      A graph showing the average amount of sleep high school students get in different grades

    • D. 

      A Far Side cartoon

  • 7. 
    How much of a prose work can a teacher photocopy for their students?
    • A. 

      5,000 words or 35% of the work

    • B. 

      All of the work

    • C. 

      50% of the work

    • D. 

      1,000 words or 10% of the work

  • 8. 
    A 1st grade teacher can make a copy of a Reading Rainbow episode for her class if she cannot find a copy or cannot find a reasonably priced copy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Teachers may upload the following materials to their website without citation
    • A. 

      Raffi's song, Bananaphone, that plays as a site intro

    • B. 

      An original poem they wrote

    • C. 

      A YouTube video of a monkey eating a banana

    • D. 

      Their favorite Rachel Ray recipe for banana bread

  • 10. 
    The Fair Use rules for uploading material applies the same for instructors teaching at public schools as they would for an instructor working at a high school with tuition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False