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Copyright Guide

Copyright Crash Course

The Copyright Crash Course from the University of Texas Libraries has a wealth of information for faculty teaching in the digital environment including a Copyright Tutorial.


Learn how the TEACH Act, signed into law on November 2, 2002, has improved copyright regulations for the online classroom.

Know Your Copy Rights

The Association of Research Libraries provides a brochure for faculty and teaching assistants called Know Your Copy Rights: What You Can Do. Some information is out of date.

The Resources for Teaching Faculty – Frequently Asked Questions page contains an excellent six-step checklist for making a “good faith” judgment of fair use of copyrighted material. The FAQ is divided into two sections: one for the traditional (face-to-face) classroom, and the other for the online/course management hosted classroom.

Fair Use

Fair use allows for the use of copyright-protected works for educational purposes, as well as for commentary, parody, news reporting and research.

Using Content in Course Management Systems