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Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright and Fair Use laws for teachers

Brittney Folsom

on 28 July 2010

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Transcript of Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Fair Use Definition: Property right attached to an original work of art or literature sound recordings and records
tapes, cassettes, and computer disks Please watch the following
short video clip: determination of the fair use exemption:

1. Purpose of use: Copying and using selected parts of copyrighted works for specific educational purposes qualifies as fair use

Your work must be: (a) Original (b) Creative to a
minimal degree (c) in a fixed or tangible form of expression Literary Works Musical works and
accompanying words dramatic works:including music
plays and dramatic readings pantomimed & choreographed works pictorial, graphics, and
sculptural works motion pictures and
audiovisual works includes: Copyright laws do not extend to facts and ideas Fair use explicitly allows use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes such as...... Criticism Comment News Reporting Teaching Scholarship and.. Research 4. The effect on marketability: If there will be no reduction in sales because of copying or distribution, the fair use exemption is likely to apply. This is the most important of the four tests for fair use 3. Proportion/extent of the material used: Duplicating excerpts that are short in relation to the entire copyrighted work or segments that do not reflect the "essence" of the work is usually considered fair use. 2. Nature of the work: For copying paragraphs from a copyrighted source, fair use easily applies.

For copying a chapter, fair use may be questionable. Educate yourself so you know
the rules and laws for copyright
and fair use. Resourses

Newsome, Cathy. (1997). A teacher's guid to fair use and copyright.
Retrieved on July 13, 2010, from,
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