COSA Webinar: Copyright in the Classroom

April 15, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm

Online webinar

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Students and teachers are constantly using different kinds of social media today, both for personal and professional use. Students are creating work for class, but are also privately posting such works online to share with friends and family. Teachers are creating lesson plans from scratch for use in their classrooms, but are also selling them online to other educators. Some are also using commercially available materials, videos, movies, performances, etc., as part of their curricular activities. During this session, our presenters will discuss how such situations and others can raise copyright law issues in the classroom, such as "who owns the work", what about "work for hire", when can use of certain materials be classified as "educational fair use", when do materials fall into the "public domain", and "what protections are available to the school district". Both of our presenters are education attorneys with extensive experience advising districts on copyright issues, and will provide hands-on, valuable insight in how to assist your clients with this intriguing area.

  • Host: Leza Conliffe, Senior Staff Attorney, NSBA Office of General Counsel
  • Presenter: Dr. Carol Simpson, Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C., Plano, TX; and Colleen M. Uhlenkamp, Davis & Kuelthau, Madison, WI
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