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Transcript of Copyright
Works within the public domain may be used freely. Examples include
Protects the expression of original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
Copyright protects works that are literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, architectural, and audio-visual.
Education Exception (TEACH Act)
Tips for Course Development
Create your own content
Use resources found in the public domain
Use materials based on fair use principle
Use publisher materials according to their intended purpose
Use library resources
Use open-access materials
Obtain permission from the copyright owner
Copy was lawfully obtained
Use "reasonable and limited portions" and not textbook or material typcially acquired by students
Showing movies or other online activities must be
mediated/hosted event or site
restricted to enrolled students
related to the course subject matter
item was originally in digital form, or is unavailable in digital form
Institution takes measures to educate on copyright, applies security, and has anti-piracy controls
Publishers expect content to be used in a manner consistent with the purpose for which it was created
Test banks, solutions manuals, digital resources, course cartidges, etc.
inclusion in the course management system
students to purchace
Materials should be used as they were intended
Borrowed material should be properly cited AND
Meet criteria of the doctrine of fair use, or
Fall within the public domain, or
Include written permission from the copyright holder
Guidelines for use of
Four Factors of Fair Use
Purpose and character of the use
The nature of the work being used
The amount of the work used
The effect of the use on the market for the work
Fair Use Evaluator Tool at:
Use a clearance service (e.g. Copyright Clearance Center; XanEdu, Association of Academic publishers)
Basically, you contract with this organization, put in the title or ISBN/ISSN and arrange to pay per use.
Fees? Typically 8-10 cents per copied page.
Contact the publisher or author yourself.
If commercial publisher, fax or email your
request with plenty of time before the class starts. Ask for the licensing or permissions department.
If no publisher, do your best to reach the author.
In either case, tell them exactly how much of the work you wish to use, the length of time you wish to distribute the work, how many copies, etc.
“Dangerous Similarities” by Stan Soocher is excerpted from They Fought the
Law © Schirmer Books (1998); used with permission.
“Who Will Own Your Next Good Idea” by Charles C. Mann is excerpted from Atlantic
Monthly © Atlantic Monthly (Sept. 1998).
Content available through open-access resources found at:
(Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), and
(Directory of Open Access Journals) is available free of charge.
The copyrights of the content are often owned, but the owner has made the content available for use.
Access to journal articles and online reserve are available through Karrmann library.
Check with the library before paying a fee; rights may have already been purchased.
Copyright resources are located at http://www.uwplatt.edu/library/copyright
"The purpose of print and electronic reserves is to facilitate the availability of supplementary materials for class use."
Details on guidelines for using electronic reserves are found at
Content is adapted from Lattis presentation. Used with permission.
Allows for use of copyrighted materials in online instructional activities, as long as the following criteria are met:
Works ineligible for protection
Works placed in the public domain
Works whose copyright expired and was not renewed
Laws, regulations, judicial opinions
Words, names, numbers, grammar, punctuation
ideas, facts, U.S. Government works
works published in the United States prior to 1923
(Attribution is not a substitution for permission.)
Use an Attribution Notice
When in doubt, use the evaulator tool, print out a pdf and submit with course. The document will be kept with permissions records for course.
Created by Denise LaBudda, UW-Platteville Alternative Delivery Systems, 2014.
is the course or content developer's responsibility
American Library Association Copyright Advisory Network, http://librarycopyright.net
Association of Research Libraries Copyright Information, www.knowyourcopyrights.org
Copyright Clearance Center, www.copyright.com
Lattis, Jennifer, UW-System General Counsel, "Copyright Law: UW Oshkosh Center for Career Development and Employability"
U.S. Copyright Office, "Copyright Basics," www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf
U.S. Copyright Office, "How to Obtain Permission," www.copyright.gov/circs/m10.pdf
UW-System General Counsel Resources,
Does not extend to
1. electronic reserves, course packs (electronic or paper) or interlibrary loan
2. commercial document delivery
3. textbooks or digital content provided under license
4. conversion of materials to digital unless digital version is unavailable and then conversion must be protected from copying
Does NOT supercede fair use or licensing requirements or agreements.
Who Owns the Work?
See UWS Financial Administration G27, "Copyrightable Instructions Materials Ownership, Use and Control," at http://www.uwsa.edu/fadmin/gapp/gapp27.htm
Watch this five minute video from the Copyright Clearance Center.
If there are costs associated with securing permission, discuss options with the program coordinator or department chair.
Adapted from Lattis presentation; used with permission.
Always try to obtain permission to make the digital copy first and document your attempts.
You may NOT make the digital conversion if the copyright owner says "no."