Resources

Teaching Copyright Handouts and Support Documents

Books

By Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law Professor and founder of Creative Commons

  • The Future of Ideas
  • Free Culture
  • Code and Other Cyber Laws
  • Code Version 2.0
  • Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (October 2008 release)

By Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author

  • Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future
  • Little Brother

By Siva Vaidhyanathan, Cultural Historian and Media Scholar

  • Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity
  • The Anarchist in the Library
  • Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies

By Jessica Littman, University of Michigan Law Professor

  • Digital Copyright

By Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law Professor

  • Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox

By Lyman Ray Patterson, Law Professor

  • Copyright in Historical Perspective

Articles

LA Times: "Disney's rights to young Mickey Mouse may be wrong"

The New Yorker: "In the Air - Who Says Big Ideas Are Rare?"

Education Week: "Understanding the Ins and Outs of ‘Open Content’ Licensing"

guardian.co.uk: "Illegal Filesharing: A Suicide Note From the Music Industry"

CNET News: "Coming Soon to Kindergarten Class: Antipiracy Ed"

Harpers: "The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism"

Radio and Internet Newsletter, Hanson on Copyright: "Copyright Law and the CRB: What Went Wrong?"

BBC News: "Hollywood and the Hackers"

learning.now, PBS: "Encouraging Creativity with Creative Commons"

O'Reilly Policy DevCenter: "Remixing Culture: An Interview with Lawrence Lessig"

New York Times: "The Tyranny of Copyright?"

Reason: "Creation Myths: Does innovation require intellectual property rights?"

The New Yorker: "Righting Copywrongs"

Organizations

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
http://www.eff.org/

Creative Commons
http://creativecommons.org/

Students for Free Culture
http://freeculture.org/

Future of Music Coalition
http://www.futureofmusic.org/

QuestionCopyright.org
http://questioncopyright.org/

Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center
http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

American University School of Communication
Center for Social Media
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use

Recording Industry Association of America
http://riaa.org/

Motion Picture Association of America
http://mpaa.org/

Business Software Alliance
http://bsa.org/

Blogs

EFF Deeplinks
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/

Lawrence Lessig
http://www.lessig.org/blog/

Boing Boing: Copyfight Archives
http://boingboing.net/copyfight/

Copyfight: The Politics of IP
http://copyfight.corante.com/

Attorney Ray Beckerman’s Recording Industry vs The People
http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/

Andy Carvin’s PBS Teachers . learning.now
http://www.pbs.org/learningnow

Copyright & Fair Use Legal Cases

EFF’s No Downtime for Free Speech Campaign cases
http://www.eff.org/related/3745/case

Copyright Law Infringement Project, Sponsored by the UCLA Intellectual Property Project & Columbia Law School
http://cip.law.ucla.edu/caselist.html

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center: Summaries of Fair Use Cases
http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/9-c...

P2P

EFF: A Better Way Forward: Voluntary Collective Licensing of Music File Sharing

Wired: "David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music"

guardian.co.uk: "Illegal Filesharing: A Suicide Note From the Music Industry"

BusinessWeek: "Does She Look Like a Music Pirate?"

Blorge: "Rapper 50 Cent Has No Problem with File-sharing"

Washington Post: "Artists Break With Industry on File Sharing"

Rolling Stone: "File-Sharing Getting Bad Rap?

Insight on the News: "Arresting Kids for Downloading Music"

Wired: "Rappers in Disharmony on P2P"

San Francisco Chronicle: "Artists Blast Record Companies Over Lawsuits Against Downloaders"

USA Today: "Dueling Rappers Debate Downloading Music"

O'Reilly OpenP2P.com: "Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution"

Lawgirl.com: "Recording Artists Speak out on Napster"

U.S. Copyright Office
http://www.copyright.gov

EFF’s No Downtime for Free Speech Campaign
http://www.eff.org/issues/ip-and-free-speech

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center
http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

Fair Use Project (FUP)
The Stanford Center for Internet and Society
http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/taxonomy/term/374

American University School of Communication
Center for Social Media (AUSoC)
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use

Recut, Reframe, Recycle (AUSoC)
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/recut_reframe...

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video (AUSoC)
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/fair_use_in_o...

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education (AUSoC)
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/code_for_medi...

The Good, The Bad and the Confusing: User-Generated Video Creators on Copyright
Center for the Study of the Public Domain (AUSoC) www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/the_good_bad_and_con...

Temple University Media Education Lab's Teaching About Copyright and Fair Use
http://mediaeducationlab.com/teaching-about-copyright-and-fair-use

Duke University School of Law
http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/index

Duke’s comic book about the public domain:
“Tales from the Public Domain: BOUND BY LAW?”
http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics

Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)
http://www.copyrighthistory.org

Public Domain

Smithsonian Institution Public Domain Images
http://flickr.com/photos/smithsonian

New York Times Public Domain Archives
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_Domain_Images_from_the...

Creative Commons Public Domain Images via flickr.com
http://search.creativecommons.org/
Search field: “public domain”
Select: “Search for works I can modify, adapt, or build upon.”
Select: flickr.com

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Librivox
http://librivox.org/

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/

Prelinger Archives
http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Creative Commons Public Domain films via blip.tv
http://search.creativecommons.org/
Search field: “public domain”
Select: “Search for works I can modify, adapt, or build upon.”

Timelines

Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States (ARL)
http://www.arl.org/pp/ppcopyright/copyresources/copytimeline.shtml

PBS: Technology Timeline: 1750 - 1990
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/timeline/f_timeline.html

Podcasts

EFF’s Line Noise Podcast
http://www.eff.org/linenoise

CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks’ show, “Who Owns Ideas?”
http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/features/who-owns-ideas/index.html

Plagiarism
To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio
http://www.wpr.org/book/070304a.html

Video

Lawrence Lessig’s Final Free Culture Video
http://www.opensourcecinema.org/lessigfinal

Lawrence Lessig’s Audio/Video Archive
http://www.lessig.org/content/av/

How Creativity is Being Strangled by the Law
Larry Lessig’s March 2007 at TED
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangli...

Open-Source Documentary Film About Copyright
http://www3.nfb.ca/webextension/rip-a-remix-manifesto/

A Fair(y) Use Tale
By Professor Eric Faden, Bucknell University
http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/documentary-film-program/film/a-fair-y-use-...

Creative Commons videos
Get Creative & Building Upon the Past
http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/

Remix Culture
American University School of Communication
Center for Social Media (AUSoC)
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/videos/remix_culture/

Joel Kuwahara’s Urban Testing Ground Vlog
Mashup Music - Part 1 & 2
http://ia300114.us.archive.org/1/items/JoelKuwaharaMashupPart1_1/Mashup1...
http://ia300140.us.archive.org/1/items/JoelKuwaharaMashupPart2/Mashup_2.mov

Freedom of Expression
Challenging Media (6 Min Preview)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n0HiZxDaFQ

Good Copy Bad Copy
http://www.goodcopybadcopy.net/

Frontline: Merchant’s of Cool
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/view/

For Educators

Classroom 2.0
http://www.classroom20.com/

ccLearn
Open learning and open education (OER) division of Creative Commons
http://learn.creativecommons.org/

Free Reading
Florida’s free, open education reading intervention program
http://www.freereading.net/

TeacherTube
http://www.teachertube.com/

KitZu’s
Digital Education Kits
http://www.kitzu.com/

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web

Public Domain
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

Free/Open Source Software:
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
Age range: middle, high school+
http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Tux Paint
Drawing program
Age range: 3-12
http://www.tuxpaint.org/

Sharon Elin's "Fair(y) Use Tale" Script Handout
http://www.edutwist.com/elin/wp-content/fair-use-script.pdf