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Basic Simple Guidelines
- Provide students with the smallest proportion of copyrighted materials that will fill the educational need (if a 10 page excerpt will do, provide that rather than copy the entire chapter)
- Take advantage of library e-reserves and electronic linking so that students can access materials on their own
- Use original materials in their original formats as much as possible (circulate or have students take turns with novels or DVD's rather than distribute copies)
- One-time spontaneous educational use with no profit impact to the copyright holder is almost always fair use
- Repeated and planned use (of more than 10 % of a protected work, or of the critical portion of a protected work) generally requires permission of the copyright holder
Teach Act FAQ
The Teach Act applies to materials in face-to-face classrooms
Best Practices in Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators
Teaching students about fair use
Fair Use Teaching Tools
Center for Social Media provides a number of tools/resources for faculty interested in teaching students about Fair Use. Resources include powerpoints with lecture notes, guidelines for in-class discussions and exercises, assignments and grading rubrics.