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Using Copyrighted Materials in Instruction Workshop

Instructors often make use of copyrighted materials when teaching. Slides used in a classroom may contain copyrighted text, charts, or images. Reading assignments uploaded to reserves or iCollege may be copyrighted, as are films or music used in instruction. Are … Continue reading

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Georgia State Copyright Lawsuit: GSU Prevailing Party (Again)

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On March 31, 2016 Judge Evans in the North Georgia District Court released her opinion on remand in the ongoing GSU Copyright Lawsuit (Cambridge Univ. Pr. et al. v. Patton). GSU was sued in 2008 by Cambridge University Press, Oxford … Continue reading

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Why is fair use important?

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This is the third post this week in a series of blogs celebrating Fair Use Week. Earlier in the week, we blogged about what fair use is and the factors that determine whether or not something is considered fair use. … Continue reading

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Fair Use: The Four Factors

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Fair Use Week 2016 kicked off yesterday. All week, libraries everywhere are highlighting the ways that fair use supports scholarly and creative work. So what exactly is fair use? Fair use is an exception to copyright law that allows copyrighted works … Continue reading

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What is fair use?

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This week, the Library blog will be featuring a series of posts observing Fair Use Week. Check back for a new post about fair use every day this week, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Fair use is an exception … Continue reading

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Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Finally, Some Guidelines!

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It seems like when artists make headlines these days, it’s not because of a record-setting sale price or a dazzling new show, but instead it’s frequently because an artist is facing allegations of copyright infringement. Just last week, for example, the artist Richard … Continue reading

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Codes of Best Practice for Fair Use

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Fair use is a part of the U. S. copyright law that helps us build on the culture and the knowledge that has come before us. Fair use sets conditions that allow us to make use of copyrighted material without … Continue reading

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Guide to Using Copyrighted Materials in Instruction

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Copyright and fair use come into play frequently in higher education. Fair use in the area of teaching, is one of the specified uses which may be fair that are listed in the preamble to the four factors. Congress also … Continue reading

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Fair Use: The Four Factors

Fair Use Week

As we announced yesterday, this week is #fairuseweek2015. All week, libraries everywhere are highlighting the ways that fair use supports scholarly and creative work. So what exactly is fair use? Fair use is an exception to copyright law that allows … Continue reading

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Cambridge v. Becker (Copyright Lawsuit) Ruling – Updated

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the long-running copyright infringement lawsuit over the use of electronic reserves.  The court reversed the decision of the District Court, and remanded the case for further proceedings. The decision is … Continue reading

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