Digital Copyright and Fair Use

Web links and resources regarding copyright and fair use

Webinar on Copyrights

Copyright Basics

This is the recorded Webinar presentation on Copyrights presented by the FCTL in conjunction with Meyer Library. The session addresses copyright laws as it relates to using digital media within educational settings such as in presentations, classrooms and online courses.

Presenter: Dr. Joshua Lambert - Access Services Librarian - Myer Library
Hosted by: Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL)
Length of Webinar: 54 minutes
Date: September 29th, 201

American Library Association

The ALA website is a great resource and provides a variety of tools to help educators meet the requirements of the TEACH Act and Fair Use. The Fair Use Evaluator provides useful information on Fair Use and helps you to determine if the intended use of a protected work is 'fair use."

ALA Copyright Tools

Copyright Basics for Online Presentations (Webinar)

Webinar, Copyright Basics for Online Presentations, is available for on-demand viewing (focuses on media resources used in Online and Distance education classes)

Ask for Forgiveness (PDF):

Copyright Infringement Examples:

Cambridge University Press et. al. v. Mark Becker

Recording Industry Association of America v. Tenenbaum (Legal Document) and NewsArticle (Summary)

Copyright Clearance Center

Search for ownership of copyright materials at Copyright Clearance Center

Creative Commons

The Creative Commons website provides information to help you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical
infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Know your Copyrights

A useful Web site for librarians who are developing positive educational programs for academic users of copyrighted materials in US not-for-profit institutions.

Know Your Copy Rights

Code of Best Practices for Online Video

When students create mashups or parodies of Hollywood movies and popular television programs are they violating the law? The Center for Social Media at AUSoC has created a code of best practices for online creators, copyright holders, and others interested in making online videos. This site is a great resource.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video Online Best Practices in Fair Use PDF Document (You need Adobe Reader to view and print these documents.)