Communicate 1 – Communication Laws

Explore: Identify resources to utilize in communication with stakeholders that adheres to the laws of communication.

Answer: How can one refrain from violating FERPA and TCPA guidelines in online communication? What methods could be employed to verify that copyright is not being violated? Does copyright require that all work, images, words, and graphics must be original?

In order to refrain from violating FERPA, teachers should not give information about students such as their grades and private information typically on an educational record. In order to refrain from violating TCPA, teachers should refrain from using automated dialing equipment without the prior written permission of the recipients. In order to make sure that copyright is not being violated, students should be made aware of copyright laws and given sources where to find public domain photos, or how to reach out to the original author to ask for permission. Copyright can also go hand in hand with plagiarism and digital tools such can help a teacher verify the authenticity of student work.  “Fair Use Act” allows for parts of works, images, words and graphics to be used for educational and research purposes. Students/Teachers can use the “Transformativeness” essentially a user uses copyrighted material but a) adds value or b) re-purposes for a different use which allows for a new/different audience


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