Instructional Video

Copyright, Exceptions, and Fair Use

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

Why have courts declared the Fair Use clause the most troublesome in copyright law? Does this clause mean that teachers can use copyrighted materials for educational purposes? What are the exceptions to copyright enforcement? Find the answers to these questions in a short video that focuses on the exceptions to copyright laws.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the video frequently to permit class members to add information to the posted KWL chart and to add notes to their viewing guide
  • Project the video in full-screen mode to avoid the comments section which is open to the public
Classroom Considerations
  • The third in a video mini-series on the topic of intellectual property builds on concepts presented in earlier videos
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The video includes information about copyright as applied to use of materials in classrooms
  • Some viewers may be overwhelmed by the narrator's rapid-fire pace and esoteric explanations