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Copyright in an information society are far from cut and dried. While we are ethically bound to adhere to the established law, we also have a responsibility to enter into the dialogue as it impacts education and how we teach, today. The articles below offer us, as educators, something to think about.

Link to Center for Social Media and blogs that address the issue...

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

ATTRIBUTED TO: The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education, Center for Social Media. Available at: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org.

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare

ATTRIBUTED TO: Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in OpenCourseWare 2009 by A Committee of Practitioners of OpenCourseWare in the United States. Available at: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org.

The Cognitive Science Explanation For Why Copyright Doesn't Make Much Sense

CITATION: Tech Dirt (2011). The Cognitive Science Explanation For Why Copyright Doesn't Make Much Sense. Available at: http://www.techdirt.com.

Copyright Culture

Produced by Rebekah Farrugia and Jennifer A. Machiorlatt these short films look at the impact that increasingly restrictive copyright laws are having on fair use and the creation of culture. Access at http://copyrightculture.com

A Fair(y) Use Tale

CITATION: Faden, E. A Fair y Tale. Media Education Foundation. Licensed under the Creative Commons and available at: http://www.youtube.com.

Repackaging for the 21st Century: Teaching Copyright and Computer Ethics in Teacher Education Courses

CITATION: Swain, C., & Gilmore, E. (2001). Repackaging for the 21st century: Teaching copyright and computer ethics in teacher education courses. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial] , 1 (4) . Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol1/iss4/currentpractice/article1.htm

Remix Culture Vs. Copyright Protection: What's Best for Dance?

CITATION: Fox, D. (2009). Remix Culture Vs. Copyright Protection: What's Best for Dance? Great Dance. http://greatdance.com/thekineticinterface/2009/03/remix-copyright-dance/

What You Don't Know About Copyright, but Should

CITATION: Howard, J. (2011). What You Don't Know About Copyright, but Should. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Dont-Know-About/127706/