Alternatives to Copyright Music and Materials

Michelle Harmon recently posted a great resource on our site about the importance of Creative Commons. Copyright, fair use, and the public domain are also topics that enter my world of broadcasting on a daily basis. I recently responded in a blog post to a collegue of mine who was faced with the relentless and persistent questions from his students about what materials they can use, how they can use them, and why some students use Copyright work when other students are not allowed to. Michelle’s post got me thinking these topics would benefit our readers at JEA as well.

Alternatives to Copyright Music and Materials

If you are looking for resources to teach Copyright, please visit my website for lessons and ideas.

What other issues do you face as an advisor? Do you have other resources or alternatives to share? I would love to hear your input in the comments.


Don Goble

Don Goble is an award-winning Broadcast, Technology, Multimedia and Film Instructor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis. Journalism Education Association’s National Broadcast Adviser of the Year in 2015, Don is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, PBS Lead Digital Innovator and author who advocates for media and digital literacy for all learners. Don masterfully engages students to author and craft media messages to build their voice and share their story.

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2 thoughts on “Alternatives to Copyright Music and Materials

  • November 26, 2015 at 6:34 am

    The new Zune browser is sirprisungly good,but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

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