Learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services; find information quickly with "key points" sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references; understand fair use, with fresh interpretations of its many gray areas that will aid decision making; learn the current state of Creative Commons, classroom use and distance education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, etc.
Helps you become a copyright coach by showing you how to discern the most important issues in a situation, determine which questions you need to ask, and give a response that is targeted to the specific need.
Supports curriculum developers--including educators, curriculum experts, librarians, and others--in determining the legal ways that they can use digital resources created by others in their own lessons and collections. Serves as a primer on how to seek permission to use resources that are currently under copyright. It includes considerations around whether to ask for permission, as well as resources to aid in conversations and negotiations with rights holders.
Some full-text of news, magazines, company profiles, market reports, SEC filings, country information, biographies, and legal cases. Includes Shepard's Supreme Court citation service, tax materials, and patents.
Includes copyright 101, licenses and open access, using copyrighted materials (fair use, seeking permission, using recorded music on the Web, and TEACH Act), copyright term and public domain, IP rights and privacy, and resources.
This course provides a basic introduction to US copyright law and empowers teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.
Collects and analyzes legal complaints and requests for removal of online materials, helping users know their rights and understand the law. These data enable us to study the prevalence of legal threats and let Internet users see the source of content removals.