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Copyright and Fair Use: Internet Resources

This guide examines fair use in education and research, creating and using instructional materials, and the use of film and video in a classroom.

Basic Copyright Information

Guidelines for Best Practice

"The code identifies eight situations that represents the library community's current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials and how those rights should apply in certain recurrent situations."  Click on Code of Best Practices in Fair Use and Academic and Research Libraries to download the document.

"Created by the International Communication Association.  Helps U.S. communication scholars to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use."

"A code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use."

"A code of best practices designed to help those preparing OpenCourseWare (OCW) to interpret and apply fair use under United States copyright law."

"A code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. "

Copyright for Instructors

Copyright Resources for Librarians

TEACH Act