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Understanding copyright issues is not always easy. The links below address some of the most commonly asked questions.
Know Your Copy Rights: What You Can Do (pdf)
This handy chart covers different types of works and proposed uses in classroom settings. From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
Know Your Copy Rights
This fuller brochure from ARL provides helpful information including the four factors you can use to determine if a proposed use is "fair use."
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
Detailed affirmative information from the Center for Media & Social Impact. Part of a larger informative blog that also addresses remixing and other issues.
Copyright and Fair Use, Stanford University Libraries
A very full and authoritative guide on copyright and fair use issues.
Fair Use Fundamentals: ARL Infographic
An affirmative infographic that highlights the four fair use factors and emphasizes good examples of fair use.
Teaching Copyright, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Strong focus on encouraging innovation, remix culture, and understanding one's rights. Includes curricular content for students and teachers.
U.S. Copyright Office
Video and Copyright: ALA Library Fact Sheet 7
Thorough information from the American Library Association on classroom use of DVDs and videos. Updated in January 2014.
Copyright for Research and Teaching
Copyright and My Work (from Authors' Rights and Responsibilities Guide)
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