Copyright and Intellectual Property (2009)
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For a basic introduction, watch Copyright Tutorial: Case Studies & Scenario Videos
For a guide to making informed decisions before using materials in the classroom see: Copyright and fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web,
For a printable Copyright Checklist (pdf), see: USG Copyright Plocy Fair Use Checklist
For the Regents' Guide to the TEACH ACT
Copyright Resources on the web
1. The University System of Georgia
Updated USG Copyright Policy (2009)
Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research.
Includes link to Fair Use Checklist (2-page pdf)
Regents Guide to the TEACH Act:
University System of Georgia: Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright and Educational Fair Use:
2. Frequently-Asked-Questions about Copyright
Frequently Asked Questions about copyright
NC State University
3. Copyright Basics and Quickguides
Copyright Basics (from the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress):
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services
Checklist for Compliance with the TEACH Act
Copyright Management Center, Indiana U, Purdue U., Indianapolis
4. Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom
Copyright and fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web, University of Maryland University College.
A very useful 3-page "plain language" explanation for the real world.
5. Copyright Tutorial: Case Studies & Scenario Videos
Brigham Young U. Copyright Tutorial
"This course will teach you the basics of copyright law, fair use, and the copyright/licensing issues involved in using a wide variety of materials protected by copyright in your many situations. Includes 3 videos.
Clear, well explained and entertaining: a great introduction.
6. Getting Copyright
Copyright Clearance Center
Provides licensing systems for the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials throughout the world:
7. Copyright Crash Course
Crash Course in Copyright from the University of Texas attorneys
This tutorial will help you learn about how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use and when and how to get permission to use someone else's materials.