For this assignment, I decided to use a web video tool called My Simple Show to create my own representation of the history of copyright. The intended audience for this video is my middle school video students. I would like to use this video as an introduction to the Copyright Act of 1976.
The video is hardly a representation of the entire history of copyright laws. What I did was take a snapshot of one copyright case — the 1991 copyright case of Basic Books, Inc. vs. Kinko’s — and use that case to give a brief history of copyright and its importance.