This is not a full lesson, but a series of three skills to teach in order for students to understand the value of copyright law and how it applies to their own creations.
Students find a medium’s copyright licensing statements (or lack thereof) and explain what that means about another’s legal rights to use the medium.
Subskills required for this skill:
Learn definitions of basic Creative Commons license types.
Advanced Google Search for license rights.
Reverse image search in Google.
Related mindset: I understand that there are ethical and legal limits to use of another person’s work.
Students evaluate case studies to determine whether intellectual property use falls within or without the category of “Fair Use.”
Subskill required for this skill:
Learn definition of "Fair Use."
Related mindset: I understand that learners and creators have protected rights under the law; I understand there are limits to those rights.
Students choose between various Creative Commons license options when publishing their own work. They mark their work with their chosen license. Students explain reasoning for their choices.
Related mindset: I understand that I can make ethical choices to determine what can and should be shared for public use.