Linking, Embedding & Streaming: What’s Legal? What’s Not?
It’s your responsibility to understand how copyright law and fair use regulations affect what material you can share with students and how. This program will help you understand what is and isn’t permitted in online teaching and will give you guidelines to help you find your own way when you encounter those areas that need a judgment call.
Everything you need to know about using online resources—but didn’t want to ask
With online teaching, there are virtually no limits to what you can share with your students to enrich their educational experience.
Except the legal ones.
Copyright law doesn’t stop at your classroom door—especially if your course is online.
Explore the legal ins and outs of using online material in Linking, Embedding & Streaming: What’s Legal? What’s Not?, a Magna 20 Minute Mentor with Linda Enghagen, J.D.
When it comes to copyright issues, what you don’t know can hurt you.
Running afoul of federal law or your institution’s policies can wreak havoc on your reputation and even your finances.
Enghagen is an attorney, a professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a widely published author of books, pamphlets, and articles such as Copyright Law and Fair Use—Why Ignorance Isn’t Bliss.
In less time than you might spend wading through social media, Enghagen will help you understand what is and isn’t permitted in online teaching and will give you guidelines to help you find your own way when you encounter those areas that need a judgment call.
- How the TEACH Act affects your latitude in linking, embedding, and streaming
- Why deep linking and framing should be used with caution
- What Netflix administrators think about faculty members who stream their videos
YouTube, websites, recordings, infographics, and the multitude of other resources available online can ramp up the excitement, engagement, and student learning in your online classes.
Don’t let your students miss out! Find out how to make the most of these materials—legally—by ordering this Magna 20-Minute Mentor today!
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You don’t have to be a practicing attorney or a copyright expert to be an effective online educator, but you do need to know your legal limits.
Linking, Embedding & Streaming: What’s Legal? What’s Not? will help you understand the legal context within which you can legally use videos, DVDs, websites, and streaming content.
You’ll discover more about the range of content available to you and improve your awareness of when you could be stretching the boundaries of fair use. You’ll learn:
- The answer to the most common question about copyright in online classes
- The four situations when streaming is clearly lawful
- The two most important things to remember about the TEACH Act
- The four factors used to determine fair use
Enghagen uses examples—such as a professor’s using commercial films to prompt class reflection or a faculty member’s sharing a free sample resource with students—throughout her presentation to help you see key principles in action and understand how to apply legal guidelines.
After participating in this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, you’ll be able to:
- Distinguish between the practices of linking, embedding, and streaming
- Apply copyright rules and regulations for legal linking and embedding
- Explain how the TEACH Act and fair use affect streaming
Faculty members also need to be very clear, conscious, and careful about their use of materials.
This Magna 20-Minute Mentor was developed specifically for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses. It concentrates on courses that are secured and enrolled.
Linking, Embedding & Streaming: What’s Legal? What’s Not?will help you navigate the legal complexities of online course design and delivery.
Whether you’re an old hand at this sort of teaching or this is your first educational foray into cyberspace, you’re bound to find this presentation full of information you can use right away.
Linda Enghagen, J.D., is an attorney and professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. An early entrant into distance education, her teaching career began in 1984 when she first taught Engineering Law & Ethics in the university’s video-based distance education program.
Ms. Enghagen’s early involvement in distance education led to her work on legal literacy in the information age, and to her interest in copyright law as it relates to education. She is a Copyright Law Research Specialist for the Online Learning Consortium and offers online workshops in copyright compliance in educational settings.
Ms. Enghagen has written two books on intellectual property that are targeted to the needs of faculty members, including Technology and Higher Education: Approaching the 21st Century and Fair Use Guidelines for Educators. She has also written numerous articles, including, to name a few: Plagiarism: Intellectual Dishonesty, Violation of Law or Both?; Fair Use in an Electronic World; and Copyright Law and Fair Use—Why Ignorance Isn’t Bliss. Ms. Enghagen has created several pamphlets and brochures on copyright law, and was a guest commentator on the local NPR affiliate where she discussed copyright piracy in a piece entitled Napster Worries Me.
In 1990, she became the first woman given the Outstanding Instructor Award from National Technological University. She is also the recipient of three outstanding teaching awards from the University of Massachusetts.
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