Article I Section 8 | Clause 8– Patent and Copyright Clause of the Constitution. [The Congress shall have power] “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”
Copyright FAQ from the U.S. Copyright Office
Review this helpful video from the Copyright Clearance Center for information about copyright law and its impact on the academic institution’s use of intellectual property.
CCC's COPYRIGHT PROCEDURES
Read information about using copyrighted material at CCC from the Contra Costa Community College District Curriculum and Instruction Board.
Association of Research Libraries, Know Your Copy Rights (2009), CC-BY-NC
TEACH ACT | Sec. 110(2) is triggered whenever the performance or display of a copyrighted work is transmitted and applies only to mediated instruction. Mediated instructional activities are those that use such [permitted] works
What Does TEACH Say? Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries (2018)
FAIR USE | 17 U.S.C. § 107
Answering these two key questions is an easy way to determine whether you're in compliance with Fair Use:
Association of Research Libraries, Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (2012)
Exceptions for Instructors in U.S. Copyright Laws
Free, online, interactive tool that helps you find out whether your intended use meets the requirements set out in the law. Very helpful!
Four Factors of Fair Use | University of California (UC) Copyright
Fair Use Evaluator (interactive) | American Library Association
Wondering if your use of copyrighted material qualifies as fair use? Enter your information into this tool and it will help you decide.
Fair Use Evaluation Tool | University of Minnesota (UM) Library
Think through your specific case of fair use with the help of this tool.
Fair Use Specific Scenarios | Diablo Valley College Library
Best Practices applied to various types of sources.
This guide is partly adapted from the Lansing Community College (LCC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER)by Regina Gong and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.