Tools to help you decide whether you are breaking copyright laws.
Stanford Charts and Tools http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/
Still in public domain? www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Final_PublicDomain_Flowcharts(6).pdf
Fair Use Checklist copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/fair-use/fair-use-checklist/
Student teaching resource http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf
Library of Congress teaching resource for students http://www.loc.gov/teachers/copyrightmystery/
Copyright basics for students http://www.copyrightkids.org/cbasicsframes.htm
For teachers to teach copyright http://www.teachingcopyright.org
Teacher resource http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu
A Fair(y) Use Tale
Fair Use Evaluator
Public Domain Slider
Section 108 Spinner
Exceptions for Instructors
Copyright and Fair Use for Educators
Copyright provides legal protection for original creative works, including, but not limited to, poetry, movies, video games, videos, plays, paintings, sheet music, recorded music performances, novels, software code, photographs, and images. Copyright holders, and those they authorize, have several rights afforded them, including:
Copyright protection has limitations and exceptions. Fair Use allows copyrighted material to be used under certain guidelines, without the copyright holder’s permission, for purposes such as news reporting, teaching, research, criticism, and parody. Fair Use consideration includes four factors:
Keep in mind that education purposes do not guarantee permission to copy or distribute work. Many cases may be permissible, but it is important to evaluate each use individually. There are several resources that you can consider, including me!
Remember as long as the material to be copied is in the public domain, you can copy for one class or many and for one or more semesters. If you wish to use material that is NOT in the public domain, and for which copyright protection exists, then your copying is more likely to be considered fair if it is spontaneous (“Gee, I saw this last night at home on my computer and it would be great for tomorrow’s class!”). The more sections and the more semesters you plan to copy particular materials for, the less likely your use is to be considered fair. If you want to use copyrighted material repeatedly, you should obtain permission from the copyrighted owner.