This is indeed Fair Use/ Fair Dealing Week. How will you celebrate?
It’s a concept that should be core to every educator. The concept of copyright has always been at the heart of what we do. Everyone wants to be able to use the best resources that they can for their classroom.
It’s easier than ever to quickly grab or download resources … but can you use them or how can you use them. That’s the question and what makes this so important.
There is a home for Fair Use and Fair Dealing here. If you poke around the website, you’ll find resources and some interesting blog posts to read.
For Ontario teachers, a useful tool that helps cut through the decision making and choices is the Fair Dealing Decision Tool.
Unlike the screen capture above, the real tool is interactive. Work your way through the questions to get the required advice.
On a personal note, this blog is still being scraped post by post as they happen. When I remember, I put a note at the bottom of the posts letting people know where the content originally came from. It’s sad to see but this individual is also scraping another blogger’s post and they appear in the middle of mine. I’ve let her know but there doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done.
Originally, this blog posts appeared on:
If you read it anywhere else, it’s not the original post. Please don’t support this scraper.