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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Copyright Resources for Faculty

Copyright Links
Copyright Basics-

Fair Use 

Alternatives to Copyright -
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization working to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing.

View CC descriptive video "Get Creative" about the concept of "creative commons."
Copyleft - GNU license information
Copyleft is a general method for making a program (or other work) free, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program to be free as well.
Requesting Permission to Use Copyrighted Work
If you plan to use copyrighted work in a publication you may need/ or wish to request permission from the copyright owner.

Steps for requestion permission
- Stanford U
Sample permission Letter (Word Doc)

Copyright Clearance Center - global rights broker for the books, journals, blogs, movies and more.

Teaching Copyright
EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way.

Media Education Lab teaching tools - videos, readings, activities

Teaching Tools Fair Use assignements, syllabus statements etc. from Center of Media and Social Impact  (CMSI)

Copyright blogs and forums
Welcome to Copyright Advisory Network. The purpose of this site is to encourage librarians to discuss copyright concerns and seek feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists. The Network is sponsored by the American Library Association

Media Literacy 2.x: Employing Fair Use Educationally in a Remix Era -
Great video about Fair Use and Best Practice Guidelines.
Library Contact
Picture: Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only)
Copyright Tools
Use these tools when making a fair use evaluation.

Public Domain Slider

Section 108 Spinner

Fair Use Evaluator

Exceptions for Instructors eTool

Tools courtesy of the Copyright Advisory Subcommittee of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy 


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