6 Myths about Copyright, Music, and Video

So, now that we've looked at some of the biggest concerns regarding copyright, music and video, let's take a look at some of the biggest myths surrounding the topic.

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Copyright Permissions and LipDubs

copyright-compliance_iconThe announcement of the SVN LipDub contest has raised the usual questions and comments about the use of copyrighted material in student-produced videos.

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Piracy Proofing Your School

In last month’s article Piracy in Education, we learned how media is pirated in schools and the effects it is having on our U.S. and global economy. 

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Sampling Safely – A Primer to Avoiding Lawsuits

The use of samples is a staple of many genres of music. With the advent of sampling technology in the 1980s,

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Piracy in Education

“Piracy is stealing and it doesn't just keep Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie from making a few more dollars," says Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

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How Do I Get Music Copyright Permission?

I Have To Get Music Copyright Permission!
How/where Do I get It?

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Can our Play / Musical Show Be Recorded?

Question:  What Do Lemmings Get By Jumping Off The Cliff With “Everyone Else?” 
Answer:  Company - Briefly

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Illegal Sharing of Music Files-Who's Getting Sued and Why

During a keynote speech I was giving in New York in 2008, I spent some time addressing the topic of illegal peer-to-peer sharing of music files and a particular incident that occurred at a university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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A Review of Copyright and Compliance

It seems that twice a year at the beginning of each semester the “copyright” monster rears its ugly head.

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How to Copyright Your Works

BrittCopyrightIt is true that in this digital age our works are technically copyrighted upon creation.   This leads us to our first question:

 

Why copyright your works? 

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Every Students Review of Copyright and Compliance

It seems that twice a year at the beginning of each semester the “copyright” monster rears its ugly head.

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How to Get Media Permissions for Your Videos and other Media

Exclamation“Every person who writes a document published on the internet, who creates a graphic or icon, who scans his own photograph or records his own voice into a digital file, who sends an electronic mail message, who creates a document for a newsgroup, or who designs a web page owns the copyright to his creative work.”

- Carol Simpson, “Copyright for Schools”

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It's Time to Come to Terms with Music's Terms of Use

As I travel around the U.S. providing instructional copyright workshops for teachers and students, I am routinely asked, “Why can’t we use the music we legally purchased for our videos or other media projects?”

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Movin' On Up - Music in Sports

HarrisWe are going to shoot the next home football game at our school. The video will be cablecast in real-time to the community. At certain times during the first or second half of the game the pep band plays music. (Perhaps during a time out or if a player is injured.) If we keep the camera pointed at the field can we let the tape continue to record and record this music legally?

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Copyright Permissions and LipDubs

Hardly a week goes by that some teacher doesn’t ask about the feasibility of using copyrighted music.

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Movin on Up - Use of Music

A reader asks about the use of music in several situations:

During the opening of our newscast can we play music off of a CD we bought at a music store?

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Code of Best Practices

Copyright EyeReading past the headlines - Pointing to, yet looking beyond the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

On November 11, 2008, media literacy educators released a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use. 

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A Score In Time

ScoreinTimeAll Things Audio: Music Creation Software, Music & SFX Libraries and Audio Editing Software.

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Avoiding the Gift of Copyright Present

‘Tis the season for students to perform.  Oh the plays and musicals that we encounter and enjoy during the holiday season. 

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Protect Your Script and Video

Script01What is Copyright? Originally designed to protect printed material from being copied without permission,

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License to Read

I really hated kicking off the 2008 school year with such an exciting topic based on reading a software license. 

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WARNING: Your Video Contains Copyrighted Material

ExclamationYou or your users may have seen the prompt “Your Video Contains Copyrighted Material” on YouTube or some other video-sharing network when using copyrighted music in your video. 

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How Does YouTube Get Away with Posting Copyrighted Material?

YouTubeLogoI hear that question from students and teachers quite often.  It’s actually a pretty simple answer. 

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