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Copyright/Fair Use Act


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Copyright laws and Fair Use Act

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Copyright/Fair Use Act

  1. 1. Created by: Tambra King July 1, 2013 Alabama State University LEM: 511 COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS • What is the purpose of Copyrights? • Fair Use Established • Fair Use Guidelines • TEACH Act Changes (2002) • The Do’s and Don’ts of Copyright Infringement • Important Reminders • Reference
  4. 4. FAIR USE ESTABLISHED • Established in 1976 • „Copyrighted materials may be used without express permission of the copyright holder under certain conditions
  5. 5. FAIR USE GUIDELINES Section 107 has four factors • Educational use/ non--profit • Nature of copyrighted work • Excerpt or portion of work • Cannot impair marketability
  6. 6. TEACH ACT CHANGES (2002) • Expands categories of works that can be performed in DE to limited & reasonable portions • ‹ Removes concept of physical classroom • ‹ Allows storage of copyrighted materials on a server to permit asynchronous performances & displays • Permits institutions to digitize works to use in distance education • ‹Clarifies that participants in DE courses are not liable for infringement
  7. 7. THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Books and Periodical Tables • Copying cannot be used to create or substitute for anthologies. • Copying from “consumable” works such as workbooks or exercises is forbidden no matter what the salesman says. • • Copying is not a substitute for purchasing nor can the same teacher copy the same thing term after term.
  8. 8. THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Television and Video • Television programs may be taped for in-class use under the fair use guidelines. • Only copy prerecorded tapes with the publisher’s permission. • Student-teacher created tapes can be copied as time allows
  9. 9. THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Internet • Material may not be posted from another Web site without permission. • Material from the Internet may not be compiled into a new work. • Copyright material cannot be scanned for school use.
  10. 10. • Compilations such as phone books • Materials in the public domain • Freeware (but not shareware) • U.S. government works • Facts • Ideas, processes, methods, and systems described in copyrighted materials IMPORTANT REMINDERS Copyright protection does not apply to the following list of items, and you are free to use them as you please:
  11. 11. REFERENCES • Scheeren, William O. Technology for the school librarian : theory and practice / William O. Scheeren