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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Copyright Resources for Faculty

Copyright Links
Copyright Basics- FAQ's
Fair Use  Alternatives to Copyright -
Creative Commons licenses are copyright licenses that creators and other rights holders can use to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other right. The nonprofit Creative Commons organization works 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. 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.
Principles, Codes & Best Practices

Code of best practices have been developed through professional consensus in each of the fields with a related code. These codes do not dictate the limits of fair use rights. Instead, they describes how those rights should apply in certain recurrent situations.  A code of best practices helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making use of copyrighted content to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
CODES (published by Center for Media and Social Impact - list):

Codes for Teaching/ Education OTHERS:
University of Maryland University College - The Educational Multimedia Guidelines
Library Contact
Picture: Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian
juliar@oakland.edu

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 

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)
 
Videos
Media Literacy 2.x: Employing Fair Use Educationally in a Remix Era -
Great video about Fair Use and Best Practice Guidelines.
Workshops/classroom sessions
Workshops and instructional sessions can be scheduled for your class/department or group on campus.

Topics:
  • Basics of copyright
  • Fair-Use
  • Creative Commons licenses
  • Author Rights 
Library Contact
Picture: Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian
juliar@oakland.edu

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only)
 

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