Copyright Resources

Presentation as a guest speaker for California State University, Dr. Kathleen Steele, Professor, 2021

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    1. Common Sense Media is an "Independent. Nonprofit. Research backed. Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we're building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities."

    1. Video in presentation on Copyright, Public Domain, Fair Use.

    1. Six Types of Plagiarism from presentation.

    1. Cool Poem from presentation.

    1. Attention Creators video from presentation.

    1. Wikipedia IS NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE!

    1. Fake website from presentation, but great to share as example: Tree Octopus,

    1. Copyright is ... video from presentation.

    1. Be Internet Awesome from Google on Digital Citizenship.

    1. Take Notes has a free version for non-commercial use. Free Music For Video Free background music for your non-commercial video projects. This is an individual license. Non-monetized YouTube channels.

    1. Free Music Archive - FAQ For Educators: Welcome to the section of FAQ for educators and students.

    1. - Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education. Teachers and students can use copyright-friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any other projects in an educational setting.

    1. - About the Rights Statement:

      1. Participating institutions may have various reasons for determining that "no known copyright restrictions" exist, such as:

        1. The copyright is in the public domain because it has expired;

        2. The copyright was injected into the public domain for other reasons, such as failure to adhere to required formalities or conditions;

        3. The institution owns the copyright but is not interested in exercising control; or

        4. The institution has legal rights sufficient to authorize others to use the work without restrictions.

    1. - Stunning free images & royalty-free stock. Over 1.9 million high-quality stock images, videos, and music shared by a talented community.

    2. - All photos and videos on Pexels are free to use.

    3. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated. You can modify the photos and videos from Pexels. Be creative and edit them as you like.

    1. - For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian has released 2.8 million high-resolution two- and three-dimensional images from across its collections onto an open access online platform for patrons to peruse and download free of charge. Featuring data and material from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo, the new digital depot encourages the public to not just view its contents, but use, reuse and transform them into just about anything they choose—be it a postcard, a beer koozie or a pair of bootie shorts.

    1. US Government Image Collections. Government materials are in the Public Domain. For public domain images, there is no copyright, no permission required, and no charge for their use. The majority of the images in these collections are in the public domain, but a few include images that may be protected by copyright. Jun 25, 2020,

    1. - a great fair use checklist for the classroom.

    1. - ideas for obtaining permission.

    1. - lesson plans on history, basics of copyright, fair use, obtaining permission, and handouts

    1. - great information on primary sources and creativity to use with your students.

    1. - teachers guide and media analysis tools - these are awesome for any type of assignment!!!

    1. - free cool poster showing the five main points to remember

    1. - favorite web site for many reasons, but tons of lesson plans and videos for all age groups. Reviews and more for parents, students. Also in Spanish.

    1. - CC Search is a tool that allows openly licensed and public domain works to be discovered and used by everyone. Creative Commons, the nonprofit behind CC Search, is the maker of the CC licenses, used over 1.4 billion times to help creators share knowledge and creativity online. And all about the law -

    1. - those 6 types of plagiarism

    1. - the cool trademark story!

    1. - caution when using citation makers

    1. - lists Snopes and other sites for fact-checking.

    1. - will you create an academic integrity and honor code for your class?

    1. - when you are bored and want to read the 400+ pages of the law 😎

    1. And take your own photographs, create your own videos, and write your own essays, reports, and books. Just give credit when credit is due!