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INDT 501 Sec 02 Week 3 Blog: Copyright

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013



In order to find the above picture I used google advanced image search.  After I got to google’s webpage I searched for a “Washington D.C. building” . After images popped up on the screen I chose the advanced search options and selected the “free to use” option.  This image was one of the first ones, originally from  I visited the webpage it was originally posted on to make sure that I could use it (even though I searched for it under “free to use” photos on Google).  This is what appeared when I saw on that the picture had “some rights reserved”


^ Screen capture of screen

Therefore I knew that I was able to use this picture in my post!

It’s very important as an educator to make sure that students are aware of the consequences of using other people’s work. Many lessons include students going onto the internet in order to find pictures for their projects, as a teacher I want to reinforce copyright and fair use into as many lessons as I can to make the students aware of what it means to have a copyright and what images they can and cannot use. Today’s schools are filled with tech savvy students but many of them do not respect the images/quotes/resources that they use and think that if it’s on the internet then it’s free to use. As well as teaching my students about fair use of images I also want to make sure that I am keeping up to date with the new standards for copyright. It is important for me, as a teacher, to practice what I preach. I need to make sure that all the images, quotes, resources that I use have a license allowing for me to use them, that way I am reinforcing my own lesson to myself and my students.



Fischer, M. (Photographer). (2009). Supreme court building.  [Web Photo]. Retrieved from