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Fair Use

How do I avoid plagiarism?

How do I avoid breaking copyright law?

You may incorporate portions of copyrighted works when creating your own multimedia projects for educational or instructional (not commercial) purposes.
 

  • Students may incorporate "portions" of copyrighted materials for a project in a specific course.

  • Students may display their own projects, use them in their portfolio, for a job interview or as supporting materials in an application for school.

  • Faculty may use their projects for class assignments, curriculum materials, remote instruction, for conferences, presentations, or workshops, or for their professional portfolio.

  • Give attribution to the original source of all copyrighted material you used.

  • Place a copyright notice on the opening screen of the multimedia program and accompanying print material that "certain materials are included under fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law...and are restricted from further use."
     

Multimedia works are created by combining copyrighted media elements such as motion media, music, other sounds, graphics, and text. Educational guidelines for the use of media are being negotiated. Current discussions recommend that you use only small portions of other people's works.
 

  • Motion media: Up to 10% or three minutes, whichever is less.

  • Text: Up to 10% or 1,000 words, whichever is less. (The limits on poetry are more restrictive.)

  • Music: Up to 10% of an individual copyrighted musical composition, or up to 10% of a copyrighted musical composition embodied on a sound recording. However, no more than 30 seconds may be used without gaining permission from the copyright owner or licensing collective.

  • Illustrations and photos: Under the guidelines, "a photograph or illustration may be used in its entirety, but no more than five images by one artist or photographer may be incorporated into any one multimedia program. From a published collective work, not more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, may be used."

  • Numerical Data Sets: Up to 10% or 2,5000 fields or cell entries, whichever is less.
     

Taken from Russell, C., Buttler, D. K., & American Library Association. (2004). Complete copyright: An everyday guide for librarians. Chicago: American Library Association.

Fair use of the copyrighted materials expires at the end of two years. To use the project again, you need to obtain permission.

General Interest Links

 Metacafe

Specializes in short-form original video content.

www.metacafe.com

Pixabay

Specializes in free, Creative Commons images and videos.

https://pixabay.com/

 Vimeo

Upload, share, and explore user-generated videos.

www.vimeo.com

 YouTube

Hosts millions of user-generated and professional videos.

www.youtube.com

Educational Links A-M

 Academic Earth

Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars.

www.academicearth.org
 

  Big Think

Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields.

www.bigthink.com
 

  Brightstorm

Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. Free math lessons.

www.brightstorm.com
 

  CosmoLearning

Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries.

www.cosmolearning.com
 

  Futures Channel

High quality multimedia content idea for use in the classroom with topic categories such as agriculture, architecture, space science, and sports.

www.thefutureschannel.com
 

  Howcast

Professional and user-generated how-to videos.

www.howcast.com
 

 Internet Archive

Collection of more than two-hundred thousand free historical videos, many academic.

www.archive.org
 

 iTunes U

Free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more accessible via Apple iTunes.

Apple iTunes - Apple iTunes Software
 

Learner.org

Professionally developed programming for K-12 classrooms.

www.learner.org
 

  Math TV

Professional video lessons in mathematics. Covers basic math through calculus.

www.mathtv.com
 

 MIT Open CourseWare

Lectures and course materials for students, teachers, and self-learners.

https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

List from http://www.refseek.com/directory/educational_videos.html

Educational Links N-Z

 NeoK12

Aggregator of high-quality educational videos from around the web.

www.neok12.com
 

 ResearchChannel

YouTube channel with more than 3,500 videos from distinguished researchers and scholars.

 

 PBS

Free videos from your favorite PBS programs, including NOVA and Frontline.

www.pbs.org/video
 

 SchoolTube

Video sharing platform for schools featuring original content created by students.

www.schooltube.com
 

 SnagFilms

Library of free, full-length documentary films.

www.snagfilms.com
 

 Teachers TV

Engaging, professional videos and practical resources for educator development.

www.teachers.tv
 

 TeacherTube

Online aggregator of educational videos.

www.teachertube.com
 

 TED

Fascinating presentations by the world's leading thinkers and doers.

www.ted.org
 

 Videojug

Collection of videos from professors, professionals, coaches, teachers, and consultants.

www.videojug.com
 

 WonderHowTo

Search engine and directory of free how-to videos.

www.wonderhowto.com
 

 Open Yale Courses

Free access to a selection of introductory Yale courses.

oyc.yale.edu
 

 YouTube EDU

Free lectures from more than one hundred colleges and universities.

www.youtube.com/edu

Also see: Talks@Google

 

List from http://www.refseek.com/directory/educational_videos.html
 

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