Copyright & Fair Use

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Know Your Copyright: Using Copyrighted Works in Academic Settings.
A website for librarians who are developing positive educational programs for academic users of copyrighted materials in US not-for-profit institutions. Used as a basis for faculty copyright informational sessions as part of the Tempel Summer Institute (Connecticut College).

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Copyright Information.
General copyright resource page providing links to a variety of resources on specific aspects of copyright law and teaching, including formats and media, TEACH, and educational multimedia.

The Fair Use Checklist by Kenneth D. Crews and Dwayne K. Buttler, at Indiana University, is one of the more helpful tools in helping one determine fair use.


Pennsylvania State University. Information Technology Services. Teaching and Learning with Technology. TEACH Act: Frequently Asked Questions.

University of Alaska. Intellectual Property and Licensing Department. Information on the TEACH Act.
Basic overview with a list of resources is supplemented by their “TEACH Act Worksheet” outlining the criteria that must be met before using copyright-protected works under the TEACH Act.

University System of Georgia. University Office of Legal Affairs. Guide to the TEACH Act.
A well organized breakdown of the individual components of the Act; Includes an FAQ with specifics on video, audio & slides, and the distribution of print material.

Course Management Systems: Copyright Scenairos

University of Minnesota. Libraries. Copyright Scenarios.
University hosted blog with copyright scenarios in multiple formats, including WebCT Vista (course management system).

Noon, Peggy. “Frequently Asked Questions: Uses in the Online Classroom / Course Management System”. Know Your Copy Rights, Resources for Teaching Faculty.
Site developed by the Association of Research Libraries on using copyrighted works in academic settings.