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Hi, my name is Jordan Bickel, and this is lesson three of six in Web Page Creation.

In this lesson, we're going to be learning about the importance of copyright.

For this lesson, you're going to have to access an external website called Pixabay, so please be sure you have permission from a parent or carer before accessing this website.

You're also going to need a pen or pencil, and a piece of paper.

Now, find a quiet place with limited distractions where you can get your best work done.

Pause the video now while you prepare and press play when you're ready to continue.

In this lesson, you will consider the ownership and use of images.

To do this, we're going to first understand why you should use copyright-free images.

Then, you're going to have a chance to find your own copyright free images.

And we'll have a better understanding of the term fair use at the end of this lesson.

Using pictures online.

There are many places online that we can go to find images.

Where do you usually go to find pictures online? One of the first things I'm guessing you probably said is you would google the image that you want to use.

There are also other places that we can go to find images online.

In this lesson, we're going to learn that some places are a little bit better than others.

Copyright and fair use.

Do you know what the terms copyright and fair use mean? Pause the video here to have a quick think of any information you might know about these two words.

Press play when you're ready to continue.

As I'm sure you've noticed it's very easy to copy, change, or download content from the internet.

Copyright laws protect the control you have over the things that you create.

It also protects the work of others online.

If you want to use someone else's work, you should always ask them permission first, give credit to the person who made it, or buy it if it has a cost attached to it.

You'll usually find this in an online resource library.

Fair use.

Fair use makes it possible to copy part of someone's work.

For example, if you're using someone's content like a picture for a piece of work at school, then it's okay.

School children are not expected to pay for images they find online.

But you should always remember, you can only use part of their work, you can't make money from it, it needs to look completely different from the original piece of work, and you should always give credit to the owner.

Task one, finding and saving copyright-free images.

In this task, you're going to use your plan from lesson two to help you find and save copyright-free images.

In my plan below, you can see I've put in my design a number of different images, that now I'm going to have to go and find copyright-free images for.

You can see here at the top I've included for my logo that I'd like to find a paw print, so when I go to search for images, I'm going to look for a paw print.

Down here, you can see I've included some type of animal picture, maybe an elephant or a fox.

It's only a plan, so I don't have to stick exactly to it but it's a place to start with your ideas.

And then down here, you can see I've planned for another animal picture, but this time I'm going to want to try and find one that has many different animals.

To find your images, we're going to use a website called Pixabay.

This is a website that offers images and videos that could be used for free without any copyright issues.

Before starting task one, let's take a closer look at some of the features Pixabay has to offer.

This is the Pixabay home page.

I got here by typing pixabay.

com into the address bar at the top.

In the centre of the page, you'll see a search image.

This is where you can put in your search term of what type of image you'd like to find.

From my plan, you can see one of the pictures that I want to include is an animal picture of either an elephant or a fox.

So I'll start my search by typing in fox.

On the right hand side, you can see a dropdown menu that will help you narrow down your search.

I can search for all types of images, or more specifically, I could look for photos and these are real pictures taken with a camera.

I can look for vector graphics and these are images that as you make them larger won't become blurry.

Or I can look for illustrations, and these are drawn by hand.

I can also search for videos.

For now, I'm going to look for real picture of a fox, and click photos.

So here you can see are all the pictures that my search returned.

Pixabay has a cool fit feature, at the top right hand side you can see, it's called safe search.

So just make sure that you tick that there to make sure no inappropriate images come up in your search.

And now I can choose the picture that I would like to include in my website.


I really like this one.

It's eye catching, it's going to be right at the top of my page.

I think it's perfect.

So once I click on that, I'll be taken to this page, and on the right hand side you'll see a button that says free download.

So click on that, click download.

And now you can see, since I'm not a registered user, I just have to go through one more step.

So click here, I'm not robot.

And then I should be able to download the picture.


So the picture download comes up on the bottom left-hand side and I need to find a safe place to save it where I know I'll be able to find it for our next lesson.

In my folder here, I've got a folder called pictures and that's where I'll save all of my images for my website.

So I drag the file here onto the folder, and just drop it into pictures, ready to use for the next lesson.

Now it's your turn find and save copyright-free images on Pixabay.

Make sure you have permission from a parent or a carer before doing so.

You might also find it helpful to use your webpage design from lesson two when you're searching for images.

Pause the video here to complete your task.

Press play when you're ready to continue.

Well done in finding and saving copyright-free images.

Make sure you've saved these in a place that you can remember.

We'll be coming back to use them in lesson four.

Task two: Are these scenarios copyright or copyWRONG? This task is going to be testing your knowledge on copyright.

In the worksheet provided, we've given you a number of scenarios to read through.

After you've read each one, you need to decide if the person in the story is copy right, have they used the copyright laws correctly? Or are they copy wrong? Have they broken the copyright laws? Pause the video and use the worksheet to complete your task.

Press play when you're ready to continue.

Great work, let's see how you did.

The first scenario that you read was Katie.

Was Katie copy right, or copy wrong? She was.

copy wrong.

You should not use images that you found just by searching online.

In this case, she should make the relevant checks and make sure it's okay with BBC to use their images.

The next scenario was Gabby.

Gabby was.

copy right! She's using this image for a piece of schoolwork and it looks completely different than the original.


Phillip was.

copy wrong.

You should not download music from YouTube without permission from the creator.


Abdul was copy.

copy wrong.

Although the image looks the same, he should be carrying out the relevant checks.


Pierre was copy.

right! This is the perfect way to use a copyright-free image.

He's even given credit to where it was found.


Mel was both copy right and copy wrong.

She has not broken any copyright laws here.

Although, some of you might've thought she was copy wrong because her approach was a bit over the top.

It's okay if it was over the top because she has not broken any of the copyright laws.

So really she was copy right.

And the last one Kobi.

Kobi was.

again copy right, copy wrong.

He's created this content and he's chosen to share it with others.

So he's not broken any copyright laws.

You might have said copy wrong though, because he hasn't been given credit for his work.

But it's Kobi's choice to be sharing what he's created and not asking for credit.

So in this case, he's copy right.

Great work today.

You've reached the end of lesson three.

I've got two more things I'd like you to do.

The first thing is find one or two people in your house to share your understanding of what copyright and fair use is, and the second is to share your work with Oak National.

If you'd like to, please ask your parent or carer to share your work on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, tagging Oak National and #LearnwithOak.

I'll see you next time.