Stop Animation Infomercial Red Carpet Premiere and Copyright Issue

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PART I: HOUSEKEEPING

I just need to say one thing.  Please don’t start packing, stand up and move toward the door when I am talking about the could/should/ must.  I think I am doing a not too bad job to let you leave the classroom on time or even a little bit earlier so far.  So please show me your respect.  That is one of my pet peeves about teaching.  The sound you make and the movement toward the door make me feel really bad…

PART II: STOP ANIMATION INFOMERCIAL RED CARPET PREMIERE

Let’s finish watching your creative infomercial!  Then we will vote for the winners!

11:15 Class

Jay/ Jessica/ Macy

12:20 Class

Alice/ Morgan E.

Campbell/ Courtney/ Emily

For your reference, I just got an email talking about this article last Saturday. If you are interested in learning more about making short video, feel free to read this.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom.  

Now, let’s vote for the best overall.

1115 Class

1220 Class

PART III: COPYRIGHT, PLAGIARISM, AND FAIR USE

The photo you take, the video you make, your e-portfolio and photoblog and now your stop animation project…all these things are like your babies.  You spend a lot of time and energy in, right?  Think about other products that we are using in our daily life now.  Do you respect the copyright?  Do you know anything about plagiarism?  How will you think if you find out others using your products or assignment without telling you?  Have you ever downloaded songs, movies or other media products illegally?  Do you buy the software?  Do you copy and paste texts from the websites to your papers?  There are so many things that can break the rules.

What is Plagiarism?

According to UGA’s “A Culture of Honesty“, plagiarism is defined as ”submission for academic advancement the words, ideas, opinions or theories of another that are not common knowledge, without appropriate attribution to that other person.” This is same as STEALING other’s property.

If you take other’s work (plagiarism), it is unethical (of course!) but also most times you end up breaking copyright law, which means it is illegal.

What is copyright law?

A form of protection to the authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works” (US Copyright Office, 2012).

With the advent of the Internet, people can easily access and copy others’ works without knowing if they are protected by copyright. However, most Web content is copyrighted. Thus, if you use the Web content without proper citation or attribution, you are committing plagiarism and violating the law. To use any copyrighted media such as images, music, and videos, you need to get a permission from the creator.

Teachers should be clearly aware of copyright so that they do not break the law when designing their class and looking for web resources for their class. Also, it is very IMPORTANT for teachers to teach students this as one of the 21st century skills. If you want to know more about copyright, you may want to read this article (only 2 pages and it should worth it!).

Why do you think these concerns are especially important in the 21st century?  Let’s watch the two videos.

Digital Citizenship in the 21sct Century

Creative Commons

Creative Commons Images
Flikr is a good place to search for creative commons images.
Google Images also let you search for copyright free images.

Then, how would you cite a photo from the web? You need to provide the following information:

  • The creator/author
  • The title
  • The URL where the work is hosted (if available)
  • The type of license

Here are some more resources related to this topic.

A Fair(y) Use Tale: A witty video on YouTube that shows the extreme of fair use using Disney movies fairly.

Creative Commons: How to license your work and find resources that you can use with permission

Google Advance Image Search: Where you can find images to use with permission

Turnitin.com: Where you can find whether you break the rule of plagiarism

Plagiarism.net:  Similar to Turnitin, but free

FOR FRIDAY:

COULD

  • Keep the dialogue you have with your peers in blogs.

SHOULD

  • Reflection 7 DUE on Oct. 7.

MUST

  • Think about an essential question– a question you are always wondering/ curious about/ interested in; a question that is important in K-12 education/ higher education.
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