How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning
- Renee Hobbs - University of Rhode Island, USA
Foreword by Donna Alvermann
Classroom Applications of Technology | Legal Issues
In Copyright Clarity: Fair Use and 21st Century Learning, Renee Hobbs, one of America's top media literacy experts, provides a set of principles that clarify how copyright law and the doctrine of fair use apply to 21st-century learning. This book dispels the misconceptions and myths that have contributed to concerns about the educational use of materials related to mass media, popular culture, and digital media and helps educators apply the principles of fair use to the most common classroom scenarios.
“This book cuts right to the heart of uncertainties about how copyright and fair use apply in the classroom—confusions that block many valuable pedagogical interventions. Hobbs offers the information straight, addressing common misperceptions and laying out the current understandings of intellectual property law in clear, engaging prose.”
"This long-awaited book is exactly what has been needed to relieve educators’ anxieties about the legality of using copyrighted materials during instruction and presentations. In addition to answering questions about fair use practice in an easy-to-understand manner, Hobbs offers examples of how Internet and communications technologies support essential literacy and communication skills in 21st-century classrooms. This slender text is a must-read for every educator independently or as a professional development choice."
"This book is provocative, readable, and well written. It will make educators think about their practices and framework. Recommended."
The graduate course I teach for K-12 teachers earning their MA in Ed degree addresses digital media and online learning. This text has been officially adopted as recommended for the course because is fills a gap in addressing confusion about copyright and how and when to use it. The content in this text is current, relevant, and directly applicable for classroom teachers.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Foreword by Donna E. Alvermann