re: "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education"
- October 5, 2009 @ 8:03ambobri says:I am a high school librarian trying to nail down how to interpret part of the above-named Code. I am interepreting the Code to include allowing fair use where use of the material is instructional.
Teacher has set up a class wiki. She wants to embellish the home page with a graphic relevant to what she teaches in order to make the page more attractive. Can she use a copyrighted graphic without asking permission, due to fair use?
Fair use doesn't apply because the use of the graphic is not curricular and instructional; it would be used to make the page more attractive. Teacher should find a copyright-friendly graphic or ask permission to use the copyrighted graphic.
Students will be posting an image on the class wiki as part of a curricular assignment to select a certain type of image and discuss its importance to the assignment topic.
Fair use applies because students are using images as part of curricular instruction that involves Media Literacy Education.
Please let me know what you think!
- October 14, 2009 @ 5:06amMKardick says:As long as the class wiki has limited access and duration, I agree with your interpretations.
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