Copyright and Fair Use

When is using someone else's copyrighted material appropriate? Learn about copyright and fair use with a lesson from PBS.org. Scholars read through a reference sheet about authors' rights and users' rights, and then create posters for a journalism class to remind classmates about fair use policies.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit about compiling video clips or creating news packages
  • Helpful for a journalism class or video editing unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not provide a clear activity beyond discussion and creating a poster
Pros

  • Prompts learners to think critically about the content they view and use
  • Provides a thorough reference sheet that guides learners through fair use
Cons

  • None