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Where's the line between creative inspiration and creative theft?

April 11, 2011
Audrey Stokes
Associate Product Manager, Education Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES In the Classroom

Today’s “copy and paste” culture, made possible by digital technology, presents some awesome creative opportunities – hello, mashups! – but also real challenges for our students. How do you teach them to use the creative work of others in a responsible way?

Our Respecting Creative Work lessons can help. “A Creator’s Responsibilities” is especially popular among our educators because it includes really documentary-style videos featuring middle school students who have struggled with understanding these issues.

 

Tell us: How do you teach about copyright and fair use in your classroom?