Although more flexibility and leniency are granted to classrooms when using copyrighted materials, the reality and hope are that students will go home and experiment, produce, publish, and share materials. They need to know the rules of the game in order to succeed- legally.

Here are some helpful online materials to better understand copyright law. It would be useful for students to a project on it.

“The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education”

Lawrence Lessig– Lessig has written many books on web 2.0 and copyright. He ventures into the complex land of the “Remix.” They can be so good but so illegal.

Creative Commons

US Government Copyright Laws

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