What is copyright? Exclusive rights given to authors and artist to duplicate, publish and sell their material.Don’t feel frustrated with copyright issues. Learn the rules and how to use them.
Public Domain is creative work available without royalties or copyright.Companies such as Creative Common work to define the line of public domain and copyright.What is freeware and shareware.
Remember not all material online is free to use!
Fair use is a copyright principle based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism.”CHAPTER 9. Fair Usehttp://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/
Know the rules for fair use when it comes to fair use infringement. You are responsible for your own actions the penalties for infringements are harsh.
Exemptions:Coursepacks, reserves, course managements systemsImage archivesCreative uses, Research copies.
Download the checklist: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/services/copyright/fac_staff/fair_use_checklist_fac_staff.html
The TEACH Act become a law on 2002.The law allows teachers to fair use, display, perform and play other’s work in the classroom.Section 110(2) was created to authorize the teachers to digitize parts of the work for distant education.