The public domain and orphan works The University of Texas is developing better tools to identify works that actually are in the public domain. UT is developing best practices to define reasonable searches for copyright owners of different types of works.
The public domain and orphan works Most orphan works will remain outside the digital environment because they often lack sufficient information to identify their owners.
Using materials from the internet Anything posted on the internet is automatically copyrighted. Anyone who posts information on the web knows his or her works will be viewed and most likely used in one way or another. This is an implied license to use the material.
You can create an express license by attaching a Creative Commons license. This allows people to use your information as long as they follow the terms of the license.
This means that universities must pay attention to what their network users are doing, take effective measures to inform them about their responsibilities, and promptly investigate complaints of infringement.
Is the work protected? Do you have a license? Is the work available freely on the open Web, and therefore covered by an implied license?
The TEACH Act Copyright law provides educators with a separate set of rights in addition to fair use, to display (show) and perform (show or play) others' works in the classroom. The TEACH Act became law in 2002.
How do I get permission? Getting permission can be difficult. There are numerous avenues an educator can take to get permission for using copyrighted materials For more detailed information, please refer to: http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/permissn.html
Resources “Copyright Crash Course” Written for the University of Texas By Georgia K. Harper http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/
Submitted by Juanita P. Casanova EDTC 6340 Section 65 Applications of Technology