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

Audrey Stokes Associate Product Manager, Education Categories: In the Classroom
Associate Product Manager, Education

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?

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