A recent Boston Globe article in the “Surfing the Net with Kids” series included links to help teach the “how’s” and “why’s” of copyright law.
“Copyright, intellectual property, fair use, and public domain are not subjects reserved for lawyers and corporate publishers. Every student … needs to understand the basics of what can and cannot be copied from someone else’s work.”
Links from the Boston Globe article, “Surfing the Net with Kids,” Barbara Feldman, September 17, 2010 … (Note: see the attached document, Description of Copyright Resource Links, for an overview of each site):
Center for the Study of the Public Domain: Bound by the Law?http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/digital.php
Copyright: An Interactive Journey for Kids
Library of Congress: Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright