Recording the trial
After you complete your introduction to the case and explain some of the history of copyright laws, it will be your job to record and report information from the other members of your group. Below is the information you will need to include from each member:
- A brief overview of the history of copyright law (You will be creating this yourself).
- A brief overview of the case (This will also be your job to report. You can use the CASE OVERVIEW given above. Also, the Plaintiff and the Defendant will be giving you a form that tells why each one believes that the case does or does not fall under Fair Use. You may use those forms to give a brief overview of each sides' position on the case).
- An overview of the past cases that relate to the ruling (This information will be given to you by the Judge. You will then record this information for the public).
- A closing statement by the Plaintiff (You will record the Plaintiff giving his/her closing statement).
- A closing statement by the Defendant (You will record the Defendant giving his/her closing statement).
- A final ruling (You will record the Judge giving his/her final ruling).
- A wrap up statement (You will give a final closing statement, wrapping up the news cast for the public).
Below is a jpeg file that you can download to use a supporting image in your report. It is an image of the artwork, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Dish, Blue Dish."