Part of Course: Web Page Design Model
Unit Overview / Details
In many projects students will gather, manipulate, and create images and websites. This unit emphasizes the social responsibility students have to each other and their audience to help them build good practices as they take these skills to future programs and jobs. As students research content online, they must continually consider and evaluate content bias, currency, and source corroborating. This unit emphasizes the need to gain permission to use graphics, images, video, and audio produced by others and to copyright their own original work .
There are two components to this unit:
Lesson A Overview : This unit provides an overview of copyright protection -- what it is, how you get it, and what your rights are after you have it. Specifically, you learn why although media files and text are publicly available on the Internet, they are not necessarily free to use at will. You will also discover the specifics of copyright protection, the types of work that are afforded protection, and the rights you have as a copyright holder. You also gain an understanding of what is means for a work to be in the public domain and how to find works you can use in your own projects. (Waxer & Baum)
Lesson B Overview: This unit examines copyright infringement (the unauthorized use of a copyright-protected work without permission). How you feel about copyright infringement often depends on which role you play in the infringement scenario -- the person who holds the copyright to a work, or the one who wants to use it. If the work is downloadable from the Internet, the variables are even more complex; tools such as file-sharing software make potential infringement even easier, so deciding whether an dhow you can use the work can be more difficult. To be an informed and empowered decision maker, you need to understand what constitutes infringement how to seek permission to use a copyrighted work, and also how to apply the fair use doctrine. (Waxer & Baum)
- 6 Hours
Content / Concepts
- Copyright Laws
- The purpose of Copyright Laws
- The types of protection that Copyright Laws provide
- Copyright Infringement and what occurs as a result of that infringement
- Fair Use
Lessons in this Unit
Copyright and images on the web will be discussed. Copyright terms will be defined and used correctly. Students will have a thorough understanding of the difference between fair use and copyright infringement. The instructor will also introduce file formats and have students locate, select, save, and annotate a collection of images. Students will distinguish the three main file types GIF, JPEG, and PNG that are used to publish on the web. Further students will copyand save images from the Internet, using appropriate citations for copyright laws.