In your teaching, remember to use the fair use criterion when deciding where to use an article, video, music, image, or other intellectual property created by others. Below are some simple ways to keep it legal. Continue reading
Still confused about copyright? Three more terms, open content, public domain, and creative commons, need to be explained. Copyrighted materials can be found in multiple locations. These specific terms help since educators frequently create content and might want to protect their own work. Continue reading
Still have questions about fair use exception? Here are several more helpful guidelines to help you make the appropriate decision.
The general guideline is that authors or creators keep copyright at least 70 years after their death. If a work is of corporate authorship, the copyright lasts 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever expires first.
You ask what percentage of a work is okay within the fair use exception. The following table might help. Continue reading
In my previous blog, I introduced the rights of the copyright holder or owner. When the Founding Fathers set up the copyright laws, they were aware of the social impact that innovation and new research can have on an emerging society, especially at the time when copyright law was created. In addition, they believed that the public should have access to these creations, particularly ones coming from academic research and scholarship. The Founding Fathers, therefore, created Section 107, which is an exception to the copyright law and is called the fair use exception. Continue reading
Normally when people hear the word “copyright”, their mouths open and their eyes glaze over; however, with the changing landscape of digital documents and images and especially with technology that allows fast and easy sharing, now is the time to get up to date on what is legal and what is not. To start, let me begin with some basics. Continue reading