The Art of Fielding Author Sued Over Copyright Infringement
Charles Green, a former college baseball player, is suing best-selling The Art of Fielding author Chad Harbach. Green alleges that Harbach copied many elements of his manuscript, Bucky’s 9th, including “the specific climax and denouement.” According to Green, the screenplay, which was later reworked into a novel, was shared widely among publishing and entertainment professionals, which is when he believes Harbach had the opportunity to pounce. Only time and an expensive lawsuit will tell.
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A presentation shared at ITSC 2009 in Portland, Oregon, on February 15, 2009 about copyright for educators.
This remains a good general primer for educators.
Be mindful that it is American, so you need to be sure to be in compliance with Canadian laws.
This video helps to explain the basics of copyright law and creative commons licensing and the role each can play in helping creators protect and share their work. It teaches:
• Why copyright law exists
• How to copyright a creative work
• Creative Commons licensing basics
• How both copyright and Creative Commons licensing can help creators
• Rules of thumb for using licensed work
LINK to the video here.
(Mind… These are American videos… You need to be compliant with Canadian regulations, but the general points are still valid)