Document Type

Peer Reviewed/Refereed Publication

Publication Date

1-15-2020

Publication Title

Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship

Department

University Libraries - Public Services

College/School

University Libraries

Abstract

This article describes an active-learning exercise intended to help teach copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons licenses. In the exercise students use a worksheet to draw original pictures, create derivative pictures on tracing paper, select Creative Commons licenses, and explore commercial usage, fair use, and copyright infringement. Librarian-instructors may find the completed worksheets to be useful aids to supplement copyright lectures; student perspectives will be integral because they are generating the examples used in discussion. Although a scholarly communication librarian developed this exercise to help introduce some basic copyright information to an undergraduate studio art and design class, the exercise can be performed in a general educational setting.

Comments

Supplements for this article, including the worksheet, activity slide presentation, and students examples are freely available on the publisher site.

https://www.jcel-pub.org/jcel/article/view/8193

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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