Digital rights, licensing and ownership

In this short film for teachers Jennifer Jones explains how important it is that students understand the rules of online copyright.

It is very easy to copy material online but in most cases it is also unethical and illegal, and can have serious consequences.

Teacher notes

Students need to be encouraged to respect creativity – how would they feel if their work was copied?

Teachers can help by always giving credit to sources in class and also getting students to research the origins of material before using it.

Students also need to understand the terms plagiarism and piracy. In some cases students are allowed to copy work for educational purposes, but in most cases permission needs to be obtained from the creator, and credit and payment given.

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