List of Topics
- Intellectual Property Basics
- Brief History of Copyright – A Prezi
- The Great Copyright Debate – Activity
- 4 factors of Fair Use
- A Possible Solution – Creative Commons
This unit is designed for high school students (grades 9-12) in a media arts course such as Photography, Video Production, Graphic Design, Yearbook, etc… I decided to create it as a series of web pages in order to be able to incorporate basic web interactivity (links, videos, images, and outside apps like Prezi and Flipgrid).
Before I used this with students, I would design another few assignments, one of which would be to create a piece of remix media using other CC media and give it a CC license. This was a really helpful process for me the first time that I did it and I would like to pass that experience on. Also, I would spice up the website and add pictures and probably work some more on the formatting. After teaching it once, I’m sure I would have to do some heavy revision based on what worked for my students and what didn’t.
Student Guide to Copyright by Paul Meritt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.