Chris BulockElectronic Resources Librarian      cbulock@siue.edu            x2422
Analog resource        Library online                    resources (database, Physical media        ebook, image)      Som...
   Chasing technology   1976: US Copyright Act revised, CONTU    ◦ Photocopying, computer programs   1998: DMCA    ◦ In...
   Is it in the public domain?    ◦ Before 1923: yes    ◦ http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cf      m f...
   Circumvention of DRM prohibited    ◦ Exemptions decided by Library of Congress      Short portions of Scrambled DVDs:...
   Explicitly Permitted:    ◦ Nondramatic literary/musical works    ◦ Other works in reasonable and limited portions    ◦...
   Analog works can’t be converted to digital    except when:    ◦ Limited amount (consistent with limits on      perform...
   Ownership vs. License    ◦ First sale & copyright vs. license agreement   Fair use and educational use    ◦ Only if i...
   Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries    http://www.arl.org/pp/ppcopyright/codefairus...
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An overview of some key legislation and concerns for educators wishing to share resources with students in an online environment. Disclaimor: not legal advice. Minor edits made May 14, 2012

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  • CONTU: National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted WorksDMCA: Digital Millennium Copyright ActTEACH: Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization Act
  • Copyright and Licensing for Online Learning

    1. 1. Chris BulockElectronic Resources Librarian cbulock@siue.edu x2422
    2. 2. Analog resource Library online resources (database, Physical media ebook, image) Some Department oronline/electronic personal online resources resources
    3. 3.  Chasing technology 1976: US Copyright Act revised, CONTU ◦ Photocopying, computer programs 1998: DMCA ◦ Internet, software 2002: TEACH Act ◦ Online distance education
    4. 4.  Is it in the public domain? ◦ Before 1923: yes ◦ http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cf m for other dates Is it fair use? ◦ Purpose of use ◦ Nature of work ◦ Amount and substantiality of portion used ◦ Effect of use upon potential market or value ◦ http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/fair-use/fair- use-checklist/ ARL Guidelines http://www.arl.org/pp/ppcopyright/codefairuse/ code/index.shtml
    5. 5.  Circumvention of DRM prohibited ◦ Exemptions decided by Library of Congress  Short portions of Scrambled DVDs: Educational uses of films Copyright Office commissioned to study distance education.
    6. 6.  Explicitly Permitted: ◦ Nondramatic literary/musical works ◦ Other works in reasonable and limited portions ◦ Displays of any work in amount comparable to that which is typically displayed in live classroom. Explicitly Excluded: ◦ Works marketed for online learning ◦ Known illegal copies ◦ Works meant to be used outside class (textbooks) Mediated activities ◦ Instructor supervision and planning
    7. 7.  Analog works can’t be converted to digital except when: ◦ Limited amount (consistent with limits on performance and display mentioned earlier) ◦ AND  Digital version not available to the institution  OR  Available digital version has DRM or format that prevents use in distance education
    8. 8.  Ownership vs. License ◦ First sale & copyright vs. license agreement Fair use and educational use ◦ Only if included in agreement Library and Legal secure best rights possible ◦ When in doubt, link.
    9. 9.  Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries http://www.arl.org/pp/ppcopyright/codefairuse/code/index.shtml Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States http://www.arl.org/pp/ppcopyright/copyresources/copytimeline.shtml#20C Distance Education and the TEACH Act http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Distance_Education_and_the_TEACH_A ct&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=25939 DMCA: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/copyright/dmca/index.cfm Fair Use Checklist http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/fair-use/fair-use-checklist/ Statement of the Librarian of Congress Relating to Section 1201 Rulemaking. http://www.copyright.gov/1201/2010/Librarian-of-Congress-1201- Statement.html What Is Fair Use? http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/9-a.html

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