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Useful Copyright Links

Brief video that discusses copyright and fair use in the campus setting.
Produced by the Association of Research Libraries, this PDF brochure discusses copyright and fair use in the classroom and online.
Use this checklist to verify that your use is fair. If you have a box checked in the right column, it's NOT fair use!
 

Other Copyright Resources

Helpful quick-reference chart that addresses multiple formats.

Guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials from Univeristy of Maryland University College.
If you would like to read the original text of the 1976 Copyright Act, sections 106, 107, 108 and associated amendments, see this PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office.

Copyright Basics - Instructor Edition

What you CAN do:
 
Distribute readings from these materials in class:
Public Domain works (U.S. Government publications, works published before 1923)
Your own works (if you kept copyright, or reserved use)
Link* to readings from these materials in class:
Electronic works licensed by WDT (online journal articles)
Electronic works with a Creative Commons License
Post these materials to your online class:
Public Domain works (U.S. Government publications, works published before 1923)
Your own works (if you kept copyright, or reserved use)
Link* these materials in your online class:
Electronic works licensed by WDT (online journal articles)
Electronic works with a Creative Commons License
 
*Note about links- Journal articles can be accessed by anyone on campus, but students accessing these materials from home will need a username and password to gain remote access. A list of usernames and passwords is available from the library.
Please notify your students of the remote access restrictions.
      
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