The question becomes who owns the works and what rights does the owner has over the works.
By definition an author is someone who contributes copyrightable expression to the work.
Music, artwork, software, poetry.
Logos, ideas, phrases, works created by federal government.
ideas, images, sounds, discoveries, facts, texts that is unprotected by intellectual property rights and free for all to use or build upon.
Orphan works are commercially unavailable and the copyright owner can not be found.
Fair Use liability for infringementYou are responsible for your actionsKnow the rules for infringement“The penalties for infringement are very harsh”
Requirements: Institution must be accredited, non profit educational institutionThe user must be part of mediated instructional activitiesThe user must have specific number of students enrolledThe user must be either for live or asynchronous class sessionsOnly reasonable and limited portions
Examples that do not qualify as Copyright Expression<br />Logos<br />Works created by Federal Government<br />Ideas<br />
Public Domain and Orphan Works<br />The public domain is the realm of material <br />images<br />texts<br />sounds<br />ideas<br />discoveries<br />facts<br />
ORPHANS WORKS<br />Works under the copyright published before 1923<br />
Content on the web<br />Using materials from the Internet <br />Copyright law governs the use of materials you might find on the Internet, just as it governs the use of books, video or music in the analog world<br />
Copyright protection<br />Many people assume that everything posted on the Internet is public domain, probably because our law used to protect published works only if they displayed the proper copyright notice upon publication. <br />
Implied and express licenses to use internet materials <br />Whenever an author posts anything on the Internet, he or she should reasonably expect that it will be read, downloaded, printed out, forwarded, and even used as the basis for other works to some degree. So, just by posting, an author impliedly grants a limited license to use her work in this manner.<br />
FAIR USE<br />WHAT IS <br />FAIR USE<br />LIABILITY FOR <br />INFRINGEMENT<br />EXEMPTIONS<br />
Where fair use may be questioned, implied rights may be broader, but an express right to use is best - it's clear and reassuring. It's possible today to search Creative Commons licensed works by license type<br />
The Teach<br /> Act<br />Became a law on 2002<br />
TEACH ACT<br />REQUIREMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS<br />