Demystifying copyright applied to digital works in education

Permitted, not permitted? Fair use? TBI / TNI / tablets? Lost in copyright jargon? Here is a file which, we hope, will help you to see more clearly!

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Permitted, not permitted? Fair use? TBI / TNI / tablets? Lost in copyright jargon? Here is a file which, we hope, will help you to see more clearly!

A joint file between Carrefour education and

Nowadays, a host of possibilities are available to teachers in order to concoct the most attractive courses. With the help of technology, it is now possible to open your classroom to an infinite number of resources. Digital books and the web are more prevalent in schools, and it is not always easy for teachers to know what to do and what not to do with these resources. The presence of an interactive digital whiteboard (IWB) in the classroom can even become an obstacle to respecting copyright because it is so easy to present various digital works on them.

Respect for copyright is what every teacher should think about when planning a teaching period in which digital resources are exploited. However, it is far from always easy to clearly define the copyright applied to digital works. Many even go so far as not to care, while others limit themselves to the content to present to students, not knowing exactly what is legal and what is not. This ignorance of copyright is perhaps explained by the very few hours devoted to this subject within the framework of teacher training. And it is therefore once in the field that you have to learn how to properly use digital works in the classroom. However, by having some knowledge on the subject, it is easier to respect the copyright associated with photographs, videos, sounds, and music.

A summary of copyright law in schools as well as examples of permitted uses of digital works in the classroom will be presented in this file, with the aim of demystifying what is allowed and what is not. is not.

Summary of the file

1. Demystifying copyright applied to digital works in education
2. Respect for copyright is not new!
3. Respecting copyright in education: the basics
- The public domain
- Exceptions to the law
- Author's permission and free licenses
4. Use of TNI and copyright
- Web consultation
- PowerPoint projection
- Screening of a movie or TV show
- Projection of a digitized book
- Use of tebeware to create content
5. Resources offering royalty-free content
6. Respect for copyright applied to digital works: not easy, but possible!
- References used in the drafting of this dossier

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About the Author

Véronique Lavergne
Véronique Lavergne
Véronique is a librarian at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and a trainer in educational technology for future teachers. She also holds a teaching certificate in the social universe at the secondary level and collaborates regularly with the organization L'École branchée.

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