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The guide provides educators with resources about copyright, fair use and other related topics.
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Copyright-Related Resources


  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educators
    The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education helps educators gain confidence about their rights to use copyrighted materials in developing students' critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Copyright Basics- Copyright Clearance Center Website
    Website provides basic information on copyright and fair use including the four factors to consider when trying to determine whether a particular use is fair
  • Creative Commons
    A variety of resources to help educators learn more about Creative Commons licensing
  • Fair Use
    Information on the four factors of fair use and their application in educational settings
  • Movie Licensing USA Website
    In 2012-2013 all NEISD elementary and secondary campuses subscribed to Movie Licensing USA. Please see their web site for informaton about the movies covered by this license.
  • Videos in Educational Settings
    Provides resources that explain copyright, fair use and movie licensing as they relate to instructional and non-instructional uses of videos in educational settings

Recommended Reading

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Copyright Clarity - Renee Hobbs
ISBN: 141298159X
Publication Date: 2010
This jargon-free guide clarifies principles for applying copyright law to 21st-century education, discusses what is permissible in the classroom, and explores the fair use of digital materials.

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Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians - Carrie Russell
ISBN: 0838935435
Publication Date: 2004
Librarians face myriad copyright dilemmas every day, and as copyright law evolves and new interpretations emerge, libraries play a key role in representing the public in the copyright debate. What must librarians do to ensure that staff and patrons fully exercise copyright exemptions, like fair use?

ALA copyright expert Russell provides guidance for both common copyright issues and latest trends, including the intricacies of copyright in the digital world. Through real-life examples, she also illustrates how librarians can be advocates for a fair and balanced copyright law.

This guide will help you to:

* Address complex copyright issues through the use of real-life library scenarios
* Understand when permission is necessary when using copyrighted licenses
* Keep up-to-date with recent copyright legislation including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH)
* Recognize the benefits and the pitfalls of the new digital copyright law
* Develop copyright presentations and workshops
* Discuss copyright law and fair use with legislators, administrators, and other decision makers


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