Steal This Preso (K12Online09) Now Live!

My presentation for this year’s K12Online Conference, Steal This Preso: Copyrights, Fair Use, and Pirates in the Classroom!, is now live and viewable below.  I’ve also included links to my favorite royalty free media sites and additional resources below.

The Presentation

BlipTV direct link to download video file
use this to download to your iPod or if DotSub is blocked in your district

BlipTV audio file
use this if you want only the audio portion of the presentation (not as fun)

Additional Information

Barely Legal Radio Program (available as podcast)
I’ve learned tons about copyrights and fair use from listening to Joe Escalante’s show.  It’s entertaining as well as educational.   I’ve recommended this before and it’s never caught on with other educators but if you are really interested in this topic, do check it out.

Public Domain Slider
Helps you identify if a work is in the public domain.  Very cool.  However, note that most work is not in the public domain.

Code of Best Practices in Media Literacy Education
I found this thanks to Joyce Valenza’s K12 Online presentation.  It supports what I’m saying and expands upon it.

Lawrence Lessig’s Book, Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy
There are ways that current copyright law has not kept up with digital technologies.  Lawrence Lessig explores this in his book.  I recorded a section of this preso in which I talked about this but ultimately deleted for time and clarity.

Additional Relevant Information from my blog

Royalty Free Resources

Please see these posts:

Royalty Free Images, Movies, and Music Part I

Royalty Free Images Part 2

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5 Responses to “Steal This Preso (K12Online09) Now Live!”

  1. Gail Desler Says:


    Thanks for creating and sharing this presentation – on such an important topic – and for making the whole concept fair use for educators accessible.

  2. Beatriz Says:

    I’m a teacher, and I’d like to second Gail in saying thanks for creating and sharing this presentation, and also for explaining very clearly the options available when you don’t want infringe copyright laws.

  3. Elona Hartjes Says:

    Thank you so much for doing this. I enjoyed your presentation thoroughly. You have made this complicated issue so accessible through your engaging video. I intend to share it through a post of my own in the near future.

    Your point about being a role model is well taken. My students are always amazed when I actually purchase something that I use in class or get permission instead of just ripping the resource off from the net. (They actually think I’m foolish to actually pay for something.) These students are often the ones that will go on line and copy and paste directly from the net to their project. I constantly have to teach them that they cannot do that. They seem to think that it’s OK just because the material is on line. I think we have our work cut out for us.

    I’m going to have my students create something to present to other students about the proper way to access and use resources from the net.

  4. Andrea Says:

    Your blog has been posted at Education headlines Examiner

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