This packet will briefly review the definition of creative commons, and provide an overview of copyright issues and fair use law issues. This is by no means meant to be an exhaustive review of this complex topic. To get exhausted by copyright, fair use and creative commons, there is a helpful list of resources at the end of this learning packet.
Source: Sources compiled by Ben Weider
This is a captivating overview of the purpose and spirit of Creative Commons
Source: Creative Commons
This short "film" relates the common questions about fair use law through the experience of a wannabe actor chipmunk. A real lawyer interprets the fair use laws for us. Enjoy.
Source: American University Center for Social Media
There is a lot to be said, and a lot to be understood, about copyright, fair use and creative commons. This link takes you to a very comprehensive document by Steven W. Anderson, who compiled helpful and easily digestible information on all of these topics. Thank you Steven!
Source: Steven W. Anderson of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools