Materials that are copyrighted include: literary text, plays, movies, music, journal articles, musical performances, classroom textbooks, teacher resources.
Fair use policy gives you an opportunity to protect yourself against copyright lawsuits. Ask yourself the four fair use questions before you use any copyrighted materials. Use the four factor fair use test!
I would take my faculty on a virtual tour of these websites, so they could make themselves familiar with the information.
Copyright laws are confusing! Technology is rapidly changing the way one views copyright laws. People create websites and post information on a daily basis in order to share information. Creators of copyright materials must be willing to share and allow people to recreate material in order to enhance learning.
Ask yourself! <br />1.Is the work protected?<br />2.If the work is protected, has your campus already licensed rights for you to use the works?<br />3. Is the work available freely on the open Web, and therefore covered by an implied license? <br />