This week's RWLDs will introduce you to the fundamental principles of copyright law, fair use of media, creative commons licensing and works that are in the public domain.
Read pages 1—6 of Copyright Basics (PDF) from the US Copyright Office (copyright.gov)
Read Brief Notes: Copyright for Students (PDF) from the Iowa AEA Online web site. Bring a copy of this document to lecture (either printed or on your laptop).
Read 7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons (PDF) from EDUCAUSE.
View the YouTube video A Fair(y) Use Tale.
Explore the interactive web site Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright (especially the section "Files on Record") from the Library of Congress.