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					                     Copyright Issues/Burning CD project
Grade level – 6th Grade

Subject area and topic – Computer Class – Copyright Laws – CD burning

Technology required – Computers with CD burners
Internet Access, CDR’s, music CD’s, iTunes software, LCD projector

Objectives:
1. Students will be introduced to and develop a basic understanding of
copyright laws.
2. Students will identify examples of copyright infringement.
3. Students will use hardware/software to import music and burn compilation CD’s

Materials:
1. Music Alive magazine (December 2000 issue)
2. Musical excerpts from: “Ice, Ice Baby” as performed by Vanilla Ice, “Under Pressure”
as performed by Queen, “My Sweet Lord” as performed by George Harrison, “He’s So
Fine” as performed by The Chiffons, “I Want a New Drug” as performed by Huey Lewis
and the News, “Ghostbusters” as performed by Pay Parker, Jr.
3. Checklist for Fair Use from http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/
4. LCD Projector with computer hooked up to it
5. “Copyright” and “You Be the Judge” worksheets and written test
6. Copies of “Music as Intellectual Property – What’s at Stake?” from the December
2000 issue of Music Alive magazine

Why technology is important –
 I believe that using technology for this lesson is very important. This issue of
copyright has become more and more important and in the news as technology has
made it easier and easier to “steal” or “borrow” others creations. I believe that this
issue hits home with many students because it has an immediate effect on their
lives. Being able to use the actual technology that is being talked about in the
news and showing the students how to use the technology wisely is very useful.

What students will do –
Day One
- Students will answer pre-reading questions on “Copyright” worksheet -
then discuss answers with classmates
- Students will read aloud the article entitled, “Music as Intellectual Property –
What’s at Stake?” from the December 2000 issue of Music Alive magazine.
- Students will then answer remaining questions on “Copyright” worksheet.)
Day Two
 - Students will share and discuss answers from “Copyright” worksheet
 - Students should take notes based on presentation
Day Three
- Students will as a group - listen to/compare/discuss excerpts from the songs “Ice, Ice
Baby” and “Under Pressure”
- Students will read/answer “You Be the Judge” worksheet while listening to musical
excerpts
Day Four
- Students will review fair use policy
- Students will discuss answers for “You Be the Judge” worksheet
- Students will discuss: “Do you know of any other copyright cases in the field of
music? What about in the movie industry? Elsewhere?”
Day Five
- Students will import music from their own CD’ss, create a playlist, and burn a CD

What the teacher will do –
Day One
-The teacher will hand out the “Copyright” worksheet and facilitate the conversation after
pre-reading questions are completed
Day Two
-The teacher will discuss copyright rules/regulations and fair use with students
-The teacher will review copyright rules and regulations
Day Three
- The teacher will play musical excerpts for students (replay examples as needed)
- The teacher will answer any questions
Day Four
- The teacher will facilitate a review of the fair use policy
- The teacher will discuss answers for “You Be the Judge” worksheet
- The teacher will facilitate an oral discussion: “Do you know of any other copyright
cases in the field of music? What about in the movie industry? Elsewhere?”
Day Five
- The teacher will show students how to import music into iTunes, create a playlist and
burn a CD

Evaluation:
- Students will achieve both objectives through discussions, written
assessments and final CD project.

				
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