As more and more of our students are having free access to internet and its plethora of resources, copyright issues jump to the surface and it becomes incumbent on us as educators and teachers to help these students learn about how to respect copyrights and avoid infringment issues.
Students need to understand that not everything online can be used freely. There are laws and regulations they must abide by to become good netizens. In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has compiled a list of some great tools that you can use to teach your students about copyright issues. Check them out :
1- Teach Copyright
Teach Copyright is a great website where teachers and students can learn about interesting questions about copyright, technology, and law.
2- Copyright Advisory Network
This website is a way for librarians to learn about copyright and see feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists.
3- Center for Social Media
Center for Social Media has a great document entitled The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education where you can learn a great deal of tips about copyright issues.
4- Copyright Confusion
This is an awesome wiki that is teeming with tips and guidelnies on the fair use of online resources and copyrighted materials .
5- Creative Commons
This is where you can learn everything about Creative Commons and how you can share and also protect your online resources using the CCs.
This is a must read page about the implications of copyright issues when using technology in the classroom with our students.
7- Teachers First
Teachers First has compiled sereval great resources on copyright links and articles. Check them out they are really useful.