Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 3

We learned about copyright laws this week. I've noticed at my work there is a big sign on the copier for the teachers to make sure all is okay with copyright laws before they copy something. Knowing about copyright laws helps teachers (1) not break the law, (2) know how much their students can be exposed to (example if the class is learning about Shakespeare and the teacher only thinks he/she can copy one page of a play but the copyright says he/she can copy more then the students have a better opportunity to learn about him. Assuming Shakespeare is copyrighted), and (3) to not worry if it is okay to copy or not. Copyright laws, like all laws, don't necessarily restrict us but protect and empower us.

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