Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Event: Best Practices Fair Use & Media Lit Education publication

You’re invited: Putting an End to Copyright Confusion

Announcing the Release of:
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
DATE: Tuesday, November 11, 10:00 am.
LOCATION: National Constitution Center, Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Refreshments will be served. To register: Katie Donnelly kdonnell@temple.edu (215) 204 3255

Finally, an end to copyright confusion has arrived! More and more teachers are using news, advertising, popular culture and digital media for teaching and learning. Now, educators have something to cheer about— a clear, accessible approach to copyright and fair use for teachers and students. If you use videos, websites, newspapers, magazines, images or audio in the practice of teaching and learning, this event is for you.

You are invited to join Professors Renee Hobbs of Temple University’s Media Education Lab, Peter Jaszi of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law and Pat Aufderheide of the Center for Social Media at American University on Tuesday, November 11 for the release of The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education.

At this event, you’ll learn how the Code of Best Practices clarifies the fair use of copyrighted materials for teaching and learning, putting an end to copyright confusion for educators. This project was funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation’s Future of Public Media Initiative.

Media Education Lab http://www.mediaeducationlab.com/
Center for Social Media http://centerforsocialmedia.org/fairuse
Renee Hobbs, Ed.D.Professor, Media Education Lab, Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media, School of Communications and Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia PA 19122
Email: renee.hobbs@temple.edu
Phone: (215) 204 4291