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Copyright and Fair Use
This guide provides information about copyright for students, staff, and faculty
Often you can use works in your teaching without permission or fee.
This chart highlights some of those situations. However, there are other circumstances
where permission and/or fee are required (for example, when some types of works are
included in course packs). Resource created by ARL and hosted by Princeton University
Copyright Scenarios: Resources for Teaching Faculty
The WATCH database provides copyright contacts for many writers, artists, and prominent people in other creative fields. It is a joint project of the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading Library in England.
The Copyright Crash Course was created by Georgia Harper and is currently maintained by UT Libraries. The Course is arranged into several sections that allow users to explore certain areas of copyright law individually or as a group. The Course was originally created with faculty in mind, but can be used by anyone who is interested in understanding and managing their copyrights.
An online tool that can help users understand how to determine if the use of a protected work is a “fair use.” It helps users collect, organize, and document the information they may need to support a fair use claim, and provides a time-stamped PDF document for the users’ records.
The Exceptions for Instructors eTool guides users through the educational exceptions in U.S. copyright law, helping to explain and clarify rights and responsibilities for the performance and display of copyrighted content in traditional, distance and blended educational models.
-Helps you find out if a work is covered by U.S. copyright.
-Calculates its terms of protection, and
-Collects and publishes the results (as a PDF) to save for your records or further vet with a copyright specialist.