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Selected Resources

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

“This Statement is meant to provide clarity for U.S. colleges and universities about how copyright law applies to the many facets of remote teaching and research in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We write this as copyright specialists at colleges, universities, and other organizations supporting higher education in the U.S. and Canada who work every day with faculty, staff, and librarians to enable them to make ethical and legal choices about copyright issues in online teaching.”  


Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

“Library Copyright Experts have joined together to provide these resources for higher education, including college, research, community college, and special libraries”


Copyright.gov
From the United States Copyright Office, Library of Congress. Key information. Includes Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians


Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

This Statement is meant to provide clarity for U.S. colleges and universities about how copyright law applies to the many facets of remote teaching and research in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We write this as copyright specialists at colleges, universities, and other organizations supporting higher education in the U.S. and Canada who work every day with faculty, staff, and librarians to enable them to make ethical and legal choices about copyright issues in online teaching.   


Copyright for the Rest of Us: A Guide for People Who Aren’t Lawyers
Abstract: For those who want to teach or learn more about American copyright law, Copyright For The Rest Of Us is the book to use. Eleven chapters, with illustrations, outline concepts such as basic copyright law, where to find it, and how to apply copyright law in many common situations. Each chapter includes a set of scenarios or discussion questions for use on your own or in class. Many chapters, such as “Music and Copyright” can be used on their own. Copyright For The Rest Of Us is licensed under a Creative Commons license, so students or instructors may read, download, or print no charge.


Copyright Information and Education
From the University of Minnesota, a comprehensive site for copyright issues affecting teaching, research, and library use. Also includes latest legislation and news, faqs, and the Copyright Decision Map to help guide the decision-making process involving the use of copyright-protected materials.


Copyright Issues in the Public Performance of Music
A SlideShare presentation from a King’s University librarian.


Copyright Information Center
From Cornell University–another comprehensive site. New section on copyright during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rutgers University Library’s Copyright Site

Excellent guide for faculty and students on copyright and fair use.


 

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