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Media Literacy resources: Copyright & fair use

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Copyright and Fair Use information resources

Web Resources

MnSCU Copyright and Intellectual Property websites

Know Your Copy Rights See also: Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching-FAQ: Questions Faculty and Teaching Assistants Need to Ask Themselves Frequently

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education - Center for Social Media. 2008

Decision Map -- Copyright information and education - University of Minnesota -

Copyright Crash Course (Georgia Harper @U of Texas - Austin)

Fair Use Harbor @ Copyright Bay

Copyright Management Center (Kenneth Crews)

©Primer: interactive tutorial.( University of Maryland University College)

Copyright & Fair Use @ Stanford University.(

Educator's guide to copyright and fair use/ Applying Fair Use to New Technologies. Discusses some of the guidelines that have been written.

Brad Templeton's "10 myths of copyright explained." And Brief Intro to Copyright:

Can I show this Home Use video in the classroom? Article on the Library Video Company's website that nicely describes why you can use a "home use only" video in the classroom:

American Library Association: Distance Education and the Teach Act

United States Code. Title 17-Copyrights. Legal Information Institute

Creative Commons - flexible copyright for creative work

Chilling Effects copyright FAQ

Is it in the public domain?

Library resources:

  • Crews, Kenneth. Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators . 2nd ed. 2006
  • Simpson, Carol. Copyright for Schools: a practical guide , 4th ed. 2005
  • Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: an everyday guide for librarians. 2004.
  • Becker, Gary . Copyright: A guide to information and resources ,3rd ed . 2003
  • Butler, Rebecca. Copyright for teachers and Librarians. 2004.
  • Center for Intellectual Property handbook. 2006.

Copyright Compliance series - DVDs. 2006
Copyright 101 -- v. 2. Copyright works in the classroom -- v. 3. Copyright, research & publication -- v. 4. Copyright and fair use -- v. 5. Copyright and the library, medica center and AV department -- v. 6. DMCA - the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in detail -- v. 7. Managing education uses of copyright works -- v. 8. The DMCA and online service provider limitation on liability -- v. 9. The DMCA and digital distance education (the TEACH Act) -- v. 10. Copyright for students and parents.

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