Always remember to adhere to Copyright and Fair Use laws when creating digital stories.


General policies for Hempfield School District for images are as follows:

  • when possible, have a text box under images containing the link where it was obtained
  • podcasts should include a list of links from all images used on a slide at the end of the podcast
  • works cited pages created by students should cite each image in MLA format


A Fair(y) Tale
Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University uses short Disney video clips to explain copyright in the video below in a humorous but informative way. Please note that since this is a YouTube video you may need to authenticate before viewing in the school district.

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Leave it To Wheezer
A comical video explaining Discovery Education citations created at their 2010 Summer Institute. Please note that since this is a YouTube video you may need to authenticate before viewing in the school district.

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Additional websites with information on this topic
Copyright Kids
Kindergarten Copyright
Changing How we Teach Copyright
Stanford Copyright and Fair Use
Education World Copyright Basics