Students (and educators alike) are sometimes guilty of using copyrighted material without permission.

In fact, many believe – falsely I might add – that when used for an educational purpose, you can throw copyright laws out the window.

This entertaining five minute video might be good to show your students to spark a discussion about what is and isn’t fair use. While this video discusses only YouTube videos, it applies to blog posts, school assignments, projects, and more.

YouTube will start requiring all copyright offenders to watch this video and then answer a short quiz about what they learned. Seems to me like an excellent way to enforce the law and educate the users!

What do you think?

How do you discuss copyright with your students?