I spend a lot of my time reading about how copyright law affects higher education and particularly online courses and I am always on the lookout for resources to help make the explanation easier for instructors. Below I have listed some of the best new (and newish) resources in this area.
Great resources on Copyright and Fair Use
- Watch the Copyright Clearinghouse Center’s video about Copyright on Campus for more information about fair use of materials at universities.
- Copyright & Fair Use Blog at Stanford University Libraries: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
- University of Texas Libraries, Copyright Crash Course: http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/
- Copyright Clearance Center – The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance for Academic Institutions
- Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching-FAQ: Questions Faculty and Teaching Assistants Need to Ask Themselves Frequently. Peggy Hoon, © 2007
- Tobin, Thomas J. Training Your Faculty about Copyright When the Lawyer Isn’t Looking. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Vol. 17, issue 2 (Summer 2014).
http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer172/tobin172.html (retrieved 8/11/2014)
- Newbold, Curtis. “Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images” The Visual Communication Guy Blog.
http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/2014/07/14/can-i-use-that-picture/ (retrieved 8/11/2014)