Teacher’s Guide to the Video:
Don’t Copy That 2
Total run time = 13 minutes
Section One – Music Video: Run time = four minutes
Section Two – Interview Sets: Run time = nine minutes
Discussion questions before and after showing the video:
Vocabulary to preview: Decide if these words might not be familiar to your students and select other words that you may need to preview with them:
What is a floppy? Does anyone remember what a floppy looks like?
What does this phrase mean? “He made a couple of flips, he thought his game was on lock.”
Why does this slogan fit the message? “It’s not just a copy, it’s a crime!”
If someone asks you to make a copy of a copyrighted work, what would you say?
What is piracy?
Jeremiah Mondello was convicted and sent to prison for his crime. Besides spending time in jail, what are the problems he may face when he gets out of jail?
What are some other penalties for piracy – even if you don’t get caught? (getting a computer virus, having your identity stolen)
Why is copyright protection necessary? Will it encourage comapnies and its employees to create and publish new content, photos, software and mobile apps?
How does piracy affect the creators of the copyrighted work?
What are the issues that newspaper reporters could have when other people take what they’ve written and distribute it others. How do you think they feel when they see their articles or photos illegally posted on a site on the Internet?
What is copyright infringement? What are some ways that people can pirate content (like newspaper or magazine articles or books?) How do you know if it’s a legal copy or not?
Is every copy a crime? When can you make copies ‘legally’? Note: Obviously not every copy is a crime, but if the lyrics were “its not just copy it might possibly be fair use”, the song would not be quite as catchy!
What is the difference between copyright infringement and plagiarism? How are they related?
Are there legitimate reasons for piracy? What do you think should happen if another student copied your work without your permission and sold it someone?
If you see an advertisement on the Internet for software that can be purchased for about 10% of what it normally costs, do you think it could be pirated? Why? What are the risks if you buy it? (viruses, identity theft, programs that don’t work, no customer support, no documentation etc.)
How does the US – as a creative society - benefit from copyright law?