Copyright Information for Instructors and Students
Copyright & Fair Use Analysis-- Basics for Classroom:
The Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright (OSC&C) maintains a more complete guide to copyright resources. A few key points or resources:
- Determine what copyrights are needed to share specific copyrighted materials in the classroom:
- Fair Use checklist from Columbia University libraries, helps you determine whether your use of a copyrighted material for instructions meets fair use standards. Fair Use permits the use of otherwise protected copyrighted works, under certain circumstances. Read more about how the Fair Use works.
- Know What You Can Do chart, to help determine what you can and cannot share with your classes from the Association of Research Libraries
- Is it protected by copyright? Use this innovative Digital Copyright Slider rule to help determine whether a work is protected by copyrights .
- Add Creative Commons License to your own materials/creations for your classes (learning objects).
- When you need permissions from copyright holders and how to contact such holders, from Columbia University.
- Teaching about the ethical uses of others' works: Digital Difference: Responsible Conduct of Research in a Networked Worldby Richard Fyffe and Scott Walter-- see chapter 1 starting on page 9: "Teaching for Responsibility: Plagiarism and Instruction in the Ethics of Information Use". This is an "open access" publication posted on KU ScholarWorks.
- Additional resources and information from KU's General Counsel: KU policies and guidelines on copyright.