Know your CopyRIGHTS!

Building Character through Academic Honesty & Copyright laws

Root yourself in Honesty

Being honest is one of the core values we are taught from a young age. Be a good person, don't be a bully and always try your best. How can we continue to foster positive character traits in our students for years to come?


When we work together in our communities and at school we build character development through respect, caring, safe, inclusive environments.


Being aware of and following Copyright Laws goes hand in hand with building good character through academic honesty. Respecting and acknowledging creativity done by others starts with you getting the facts.


Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Youtube, Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students

Getting the facts on Copyrights!

Fast Facts for Fair Dealings Under the Copyright Act

* Copying short excerpts is okay for teachers and students to do if the purposes are for research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education, satire, and parody BUT mention the source and name the creator if know


* Teachers may make a class handout or post a short excerpt IF on a restricted class website / blog.


* A short excerpt is up to 10% of the protected work (music score, sound recording or AV work), it is also one chapter of a book, an entire piece of art (photo or painting), an entire newspaper article, an entire entry from an encyclopedia or dictionary, an entire poem or musical score if it is in an anthology.


* As a whole class you may listen to music, watch a movie or perform a live musical act IF it has an educational purpose, takes place in a classroom, and it is not for profit.


* For further information check out "Copy Right Matters!" at the link below and download your own PDF copy.

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Protect Your Rights!

Did you know that everything you create can be protected by copyright? Whether it is a piece of writing, a photograph or music you can choose how much and to whom you would like to share it with using Creative Commons!


Creative Commons is a non-profit, easy to use, free legal licencing organization that helps you protect your work. It's as simple as picking from three different "layers" of licencing and six different ways to licence your work depending on how much or how little you would like to share! Check out the site below for more information on sharing your amazing work with the world!

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Know Your CopyRIGHTS is a web-based flyer by Sarah Nicholson, created October 2015