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ARL: Fair Use Week Infographic
Fair Use Myths & Facts
A print-friendly, two-page ARL infographic addressing common misconceptions about Fair Use.
ARL Resource For Librarians
"The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (PDF), a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University." (ARL.org, 2013)
(Click the image for a detailed vertical .pdf infographic.)
RSS Newsfeed of the Fairly Used Blog
External Fair Use LibGuides
[Coursera] Copyright for Educators & Librarians
"Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians."
Creative Commons Certificate
"The Certificate is an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons. The course is composed of readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skills.
This course is open to everyone, from university students and entry-level professionals to experts in the fields of library science and education (more fields forthcoming)."
The Librarian Copyright Institute
"The Library Copyright Institute is a project to develop a program of systematic, deep instruction in copyright law for librarians. The Institute is specifically targeted at training librarians at institutions with fewer resources and no copyright expert on staff. The premise of the Institute is that we’re all better off when the whole library community is widely and deeply engaged with the legal issues that most directly affect our ability to help users. Regardless of your institution, we all need to be able to confidently apply fair use, understand licenses, and assess public domain status. Having fewer resources should not mean that the beneficial rights granted by copyright law are unavailable to librarians, researchers, teachers, and students at those institutions."
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eBook Reference Materials
Reclaiming Fair Use by
Publication Date: 2018-04-27
"Full of no-nonsense advice and practical examples, Reclaiming Fair Use remains essential reading for anyone interested in law, creativity, and the ever-broadening realm of new media."
The Public Domain by
Publication Date: 2017
With The Public Domain, you'll get specific information about finding copyright-free writings, music, art, photography, software, maps, databases, videos, and more.
Getting Permission by
Publication Date: 2016
"If 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."
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators by
Publication Date: 2011
From the co-author of the "Fair Use Checklist!"
Contents: The copyright path : changing needs and copyright solutions -- The scope of protectable works -- Works without copyright protection -- Duration and formalities : how long do copyrights last? -- Who owns the copyright? -- The rights of copyright owners -- Exceptions to the rights of owners -- Fair use : getting started -- Fair use : understanding the four factors -- Getting comfortable with fair use : applying the four factors -- The meaning of fair use guidelines -- Distance education and the TEACH Act -- Libraries and the special provisions of Section 108 -- Responsibilities, liabilities, and doing the right thing -- Music and copyright -- Anticircumvention and the DMCA -- Copyright, archives, and unpublished materials -- Permission from copyright owners. Includes Index.