NCVPS Professional Learning

April 10, 2016

2nd Learning Conversation on Fair Use - This Week

Our second and final LC for Fair Use: Scenarios is scheduled for this week. You may attend one of the following meetings:


  • Monday, April 11 at 8 PM
  • Tuesday, April 12 at 8 PM



In this LC, we will focus on the video from the Fair Use: Scenarios. Be sure to view the scenarios prior to the LC as well as the questions associated with these scenarios (see below).


The LCs will be hosted in Blackboard Collaborate. To access the LC, follow these steps:


  1. Log into the Copyright PL course.
  2. Click on Blackboard Collaborate in the menu on the far left side.
  3. Choose the Learning Conversation - Fair Use: Scenarios.


As a reminder, you will need to allot 5-10 minutes prior to the meeting's start time to log into BB Collaborate. Be sure to set up your microphone and speakers appropriately.



The Guest Link for accessing the LC is https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012703&username=&password=M.70E608E8A66FD1D7DA321187AAEF95


If you need to use a telephone for the conference, the Participant Dial In is 571-392-7703 and the PIN is 728 740 375 421. As a reminder, please keep your phone on mute except when speaking.


After each learning conversation, there will be a link provided to a google form to verify attendance.

Guiding Questions for Fair Use Scenarios

The Fair Use Scenarios is an eMaze composed of eight different scenarios. For our LC, we will review each scenario and answer the overarching question for each scenario: Can these scenarios be reasoned as fair use?


To assist, evaluate each scenario on the basis of the following reasoning questions.

  1. What was the purpose of the original work?
  2. What is the user's purpose of the original work? Is the use for teaching, scholarship and research, criticism, commentary, or parody?
  3. Is the purpose of using the copyrighted work different from the original purpose of the work?
  4. Was the material taken appropriate in kind and amount, considering the nature of the copyrighted work and of the use?
  5. Did the unlicensed use "transform" the material taken from the copyrighted work by adding value? Is the use of copyrighted material contributing to a unique, new creative work or does your use of the copyrighted material mostly repeat the work for the same intent and value as the original?
  6. Will your use compete financially with the author of the original work?
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Don't Forget to check out the LiveBinders Resource for this PL

In reviewing several of the discussion forums, many instructors commented on a desire to see a potential checklist to help them determine Fair Use. The LiveBinders Resource for this PL has many useful resources for you. One of the ones that we find particularly useful is this infographic. We encourage you to check it out along with the entire LiveBinders Resource. We have provided the direct link below to help you.

CEUs Offered for Copyright PL

At the conclusion of this PL course, you will have the opportunity to complete two surveys. These surveys will be used to improve the quality of the PL experience as well as generate certificates of completion. As long as you complete both surveys, NCVPS will issue a certificate of completion with contact hours for you to present to either your LEA (if you are currently teaching face to face) or submit to another organization such as DPI for your license renewal. We will provide more information about this process as we move toward the conclusion of the course.
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