In this module you learned about the transformative use interpretation of fair use and other laws and scenarios. Below are three different case studies of educators using media for student learning.
ONLINE DISCUSSION BOARD TASK: Choose one case study and engage in the discussion with your peers using the digital tools provided by your instructor. Post and reply to your peers discussing the case study. For this assignment, you are required to post at least 2 replies. When posting, think critically about the case study and the issues brought up by your peers. Do you agree or disagree, and why? Are the other students missing a key point? Can you summarize the discussion and add new insight?
GRADING: You will be graded using the discussion board rubric. The rubric is available in the Appendix.
As an educator, it seems that the fair use pendulum will always swing in the teacher’s direction. Kate did a great job of covering the four factors and I agree with what she said. The purpose is educational and aligns with the goals, only small amounts of each piece of media were used, and there will be no impact on the market.
I found a really helpful resource while investigating students’ use of copyrighted material, Kate, I saw that you had mentioned that you didn’t know whether or not students were exempt from the fair use law. According to the American University (School of Communication) it seems that students have the same permissions to use copyrighted material in their assignments as teachers. However, this does depend a bit on the audience of the assignment, for example, if the assignment was going to be made public on the internet, that would change things. Has anyone read the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education? It might apply to your situation.
Center for Social Media (n.d.). Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Retrieved September 15, 2018, from https://mediaeducationlab.com/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education-0.
Pay attention to the student use of images in this case study. Do you agree that this use was transformative or should they have used the four factors instead?
Watch this popular video below. What do you think of it? Is it an accurate representation of what you know about fair use? Why or why not? Can you find other video that are a better representation?
Each year, YouTube post a video mashup of the most popular topics of the year. How does this video fit into what you learned about fair use and transformative use? What did they do well and what could have been improved?