Codes of best practices in fair use and similar resources
The Center for Media & Social Impact at American University has worked with various groups of content creators to help them document practices in their communities that are widely considered to be fair use. Courts take into account the common practices of a given community when deciding fair use cases. Each Code includes principles describing how and why fair use applies to a given practice or situation as well as limitations that should be observed to strengthen the case for fair use.
Netanel surveys fair use cases decided between 1978 and 2011 and concludes that "the key question" is whether the use is transformative, and, if so, whether the amount taken is appropriate to the transformative purpose.
Fair use checklists
Fair use checklists help you focus on the facts of a given situation in order to to better evaluate how fair use might apply. They also assist you in recording your decision-making process and serve as proof of your good-faith effort to apply fair use if your use is challenged by a rightsholder.
Tool that helps you describe how your intended use relates to each of the four fair use factors and how fair you feel your use is for each factor. Provides you with a time-stamped PDF document for your records.
Books on copyright and fair use
Copyright Clarity by Renee Hobbs"This book cuts to the heart of uncertainties about how copyright and fair use apply in the classroom, addressing common misperceptions and laying out the current understandings of intellectual property law in clear engaging prose."-Henry Jenkins, Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic ArtUniversity of Southern California"This long-awaited book relieves educators' anxieties about the legality of using copyrighted materials during instruction and presentations. In addition to answering questions about fair use practice in an easy-to-understand manner, Hobbs offers examples of how technology supports essential literacy and communication skills in 21st-century classrooms."-Diane Lapp, Distinguished Professor of EducationSan Diego State UniversityFinally, a book that dispels confusion around the use of copyrighted materials in the classroom!Today, educators and students have access to a vast, rich array of online materials that can be used for instruction, but these resources often remain untapped because of confusion over copyright laws. In this slim, jargon-free guide, media literacy expert Renee Hobbs presents simple principles for applying copyright law and the doctrine of fair use to 21st-century teaching and learning. Complete with a ready-to-go staff development workshop, this book explores:What is permissible in the classroomFair use of digital materials such as images, music, movies, and Internet elements found on sites such as Google and YouTube Trends in intellectual property law and copyright practicesClassroom projects using copyrighted materialsCopyright Clarity helps educators unlock Internet and digital media resources to classrooms while respecting the rights of copyright holders. For supporting videos, slide presentations, and curriculum materials, see also www.mediaeducationlab.com/copyright.
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Publication Date: 2010-04-07
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators by Kenneth D. CrewsCopyright law never sleeps, making it imperative to keep abreast of the latest developments. Declared "an exemplary text that seals the standards for such books" (Managing Information), this newly revised and updated edition by respected copyright authority Crews offers timely insights and succinct guidance for LIS students, librarians, and educators alike. Readers will learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services; find information quickly with "key points" sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references; get up to speed on fresh developments, such as how the recently signed Marrakesh Treaty expands access for people with disabilities and why the latest ruling in the Georgia State University case makes developing a fair use policy so important; understand the concept of fair use, with fresh interpretations of its many gray areas that will aid decision making; learn the current state of affairs regarding mass digitization, Creative Commons, classroom use and distance education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other important topics; receive guidance on setting up on a copyright service at a library, college, or university; and find many helpful checklists for navigating copyright in various situations. This straightforward, easy-to-use guide provides the tools librarians and educators need to take control of their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users.
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Publication Date: 2020
Getting Permission by Richard StimIf you're using copyrighted material, don't get sued--get permission! Online or off, before you use some or all of a song, photo, book, or any other work covered by copyright law, you need to get permission first. If you don't, you could end up facing legal action from the rights-holder. This easy-to-use book shows you how to get the rights you need, with step-by-step instructions and more than 30 forms. Find out when permission is required, who to ask, and when (and how much) you can expect to pay. Getting Permission explains: the copyright permission process the public domain ("free" content) how to figure out who owns a copyright website permissions the "fair use" rule school-related permissions license and merchandise agreements (including sample contracts and other forms) and much more. This edition is updated with summaries of recent copyright and fair use cases, as well as dozens of real-life questions from the Dear Rich permissions blog. All forms are downloadable through a special link in the book (details inside).
The Public Domain by Stephen FishmanNeed content? Find public domain works free for the taking! Even though you've always been told otherwise, writers and artists can often copy other people's work and get away with it. Enter the world of the public domain, where everything is free for the taking, and the only secret to unlocking this treasure trove is knowing how to recognize free content and where to find it. With The Public Domain, you'll get specific information about finding copyright-free writings, music, art, photography, software, maps, databases, videos, and more. Find out: how to find public domain materials how to handle challenges to public domain claims public domain "gray areas" copyright protections and expirations use of public domain art or film for advertising or other commercial purposes web content in the public domain how to research copyright office records, and how to get permission to use work not in the public domain. The 8th edition of The Public Domain is completely updated with new case law, and new developments in the world of international copyright. The book also provides hundreds of resources to help you find public domain works.