Ownership, Copyright, Piracy
Objective: Students will explore the concepts of ownership, copyright, and piracy.
ownership, copyright, creator, intellectual property, copyright laws, value, creativity, piracy, public domain, paraphrasing
- Copying or downloading full documents, pictures, movies, and songs from the Internet without credit and quotation marks, paraphrasing, is piracy.
- Ideas on paper or in a digital format are “intellectual properties” and must be quoted or cited. (ex. scanned, downloaded, saved, posted on the internet, personal work, copied and pasted, etc.)
- Many people make their living by writing articles, stories, music, and movie scripts and when these things are illegally copied, it is the same as stealing.
- Short bits of music may be used legally. An entire song may not.
All Grade Levels (nice intro or review):
Fair Use Rules to Print:
Download, show, and discuss the Copyright For Kids
(Thank you to Jennifer Presley for letting us use your file.)
Download, show, and discuss the modified Copyright Basics by Micheal Lorenzen file (see attachments at bottom of this page).
(Thank you again to Jennifer Presley for finding this file.)
- Download, print, and xerox (two sided) the Word .doc attached at bottom of this page - "A Fair_y_ Use Tale - Worksheet answers.doc". Have the students pre-read each "chapter" prior t watching that section. (You may want to have students circle the "answer words" as they hear them.)
Pause between each chapter of A Fair(y) Use Tale
(10:14mins) so the students can finish circling answers or ask questions.
- Additionally, there is a SmartNotebook file (linked below) that may be used to reenforce the vocabulary and concepts in the video. Right click and Save Link As before opening it.
as a resource for citing information
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