Copyright is not just an ethical issue, it’s a legal issue.
Copyright Cases“UCLA Drops Copyrighted Videos From Course Web Sites After Legal Threat” Chronicle of Higher Ed, February 2010 “Publishers Sue Georgia State U. for Copyright Infringement” Chronicle of Higher Ed, April 2008
Copyright Concerns? Textbook Excerpts?Images? Online Media? Web Pages? Others?
Tools & Guidelines•Copyright Central: http://www.copyright.com/viewPage.do?pageCode=cr2-n•Using Course Management Systemshttp://www.copyright.com/media/pdfs/Using-Course-Management-Systems.pdf•Fair Use Checklisthttp://copyright.cornell.edu/policies/docs/Fair_Use_Checklist.pdf•Ask the University Librarian
Best Practices for Using Digital Images•Realize that images downloaded from the Internet may beprotected by copyright.•Remember that images often comprise different layers ofrights/rightsholders. Rights to one ≠ rights to all.•Completely credit your sources. Complete attributions forimages must appear on screen with the image(s) used; if not,there should be a link to the citation.•If using images from a licensed resource, follow the termsof the license.
Image Resources•Microsoft Gallery•Creative Commons•Wikimedia Commons•Flickr’s Advanced Search (search by Creative Commons)•MorgueFile•Free Stock Photos•ImageBase•US Government