Images & Media
Under the updated Copyright Act, students and teachers can save, download and share publicly available Internet materials. Publicly available materials are those posted online by content creators without any technological protection measures, such as passwords, and without a clearly visible notice prohibiting educational use, such as a watermark.
As always, students must cite the source of the Internet materials that they use.
Creation of a New Product
Students can also use a copyright-protected work to create a new work. It must be for a non-commercial purpose, credit must be given to the original source, the original work must have been acquired legally and the user-generated content does not have a 'substantial adverse effect' on the market for the original work.
This permits students to use copyright-protected works to create videos, DVDs or mash-ups.
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