Videos for Teaching Intellectual Property

This video pack is designed to help your audience use, create and share media responsibly by understanding intellectual property concepts and laws.

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Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark, etc.)

The things we create with our minds, like music and literature, have real value. But unless we can establish and protect our ownership, that value may be lost. This video explains how intellectual property laws can help us protect and even earn a living from our creations.
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Copyright and Creative Commons

This video tells the story of a photographer who learns to use both Copyright and Creative Commons to accomplish her goals.
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Fair Use

In some cases, copyrighted materials like words, music, artwork or photographs can be used without permission, if that use is “Fair” and does not harm the copyright holder. This video explains the basics of Fair Use and the four major rules that should be considered.
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Public Domain

It’s easy to assume that creative works like photos, essays and recordings have an owner who can control them. But there is a big exception. Works in the public domain are not controlled or owned by anyone and are free to use. This video explains the public domain and how works in the public domain can be used.
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Piracy Online

Piracy online can seem easy and anonymous, but there is a lot more to it. This video explains what online piracy is, why it is illegal and how it impacts the creative people who make the things we love.
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