Select one of the two choices below for your fair use project.
Apply what you have learned by making a creative work using copyrighted materials that can be called fair use. Refer to your Four Points of Fair Use for guidance. Follow the instructions for either the low-tech or high-tech option. If you don’t have time to complete the assignment in class, you can finish it for homework.
Option 1: Low Tech – Fair Use Collage
Cut out (copyrighted) images from magazines. Using glue and construction paper, mix images together into a collage. You should rework and change the images to create a new, original work that
can be called fair use. When you are finished, tape your collage on the classroom walls and have everyone look at your work. Students can examine how well each collage fits the key points of fair use. Then they can vote for the “best fair use collage” in class.
Option 2: High Tech – Fair Use Remix Video
Use www.masher.com to create a remix video. Masher is a free, easy-to-use video remix tool that offers “royalty free” (public domain) music and video content from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). If you choose this option, you will need an email address to create a free account. You can upload copyrighted images, video, and music to masher.com and remix them using the “Studio” editing tool.
When you are done with your remix, share it with the class. Have students examine how well each remix fits the key points of fair use. Then the class can vote for the “best fair use remix video” in class.