Brighton's approach to Copyright:
- Teach students to respect the intellectual property of others.
- Teach students to value the rights associated with their own creations.
- Teach students about copyright laws.
- Reinforce the importance of attributing content as necessary.
What students can do...
- Know the symbols:
Copyright is a form of protection given to the authors or creators of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other intellectual works.
“CC licenses are legal tools that creators and other rights holders can use to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other rights. Those who want to make their work available to the public for limited kinds of uses while preserving their copyright may want to consider using CC licenses.”
When a work is in the public domain, it is free for use by anyone for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.
- Use works responsibly.
Family Tip Sheets
- Common Sense Media's tips on respecting creative work.
- ommon Sense Media's tips on respecting creative work.
- Common Sense Media's tips on plagiarism and piracy.
**Resources gathered from Common Sense Media and with permission from the Baltimore County Public Schools.