Do You Have the 'Right'?
Show the students a current picture taken and posted online via a social network and ask "Who owns the picture?"
Lead the students in a short discussion
I chose to use the Oscars selfie Ellen Degeneres posted on Twitter.https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/440322224407314432
2 Direct Instruction
and complete Lesson 1 from the Common Sense Media Lesson 'Copyrights and Wrongs'
3 Guided Practice
Present and explore copyright laws with the students by showing and discussing the topic using a laptop and projector.
I have found several sites that can be used for mostly high school students:
4 Independent Practice
Complete Lesson 1 from the Common Sense Media Lesson 'Copyrights and Wrongs'
Assignment: Tell students they will be “mad men” in this activity. (The term “mad men” is shorthand for “Madison Avenue ad men,” who were advertising executives who worked on Madison Avenue in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s. It is also the name of a popular television show that began running in 2007.) As “mad men,” they will have to decide on a photo to use for an advertising campaign while following all copyright laws. They must present the project and defend their choices.
Students will present their ads from the Independent Instruction.
Finish by showing the video A Fair(y) Use Tale, Disney Parody explanation of Copyright Law and Fair Use.