This wiki is being created as a sharing space for teachers and staff to post discussion and resources to understand and support copyright & fair use in our classrooms.

  • Please feel free to contribute links to resources that you find helpful in guiding your teaching.
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Center for Social Media in the School of Communication at American University, Copyright & Fair Use in Teaching
Access for guidance in using resources include the Code of Best Practices for Online Video, OpenCourseWare and for use in Media Literacy Education.

Measuring Fair Use: the Four Factors, copyright & Fair Use from Stanford University Libraries
Sponsored by Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, Justia, NOLO, has links to Copyright Basics FAQs, Fair Use definitions, Public Domain and Website Permissions.

Teaching about Copyright and Fair Use, School of Theater and Communications at Temple University
Sponsored by the Media Education Lab Temple University links include lesson plans and teaching materials for students at high school, university and graduate school.

A Fair (y) Use Tale by Eric Faden, Bucknell University
Professor Eric Faden parody explanation of copyright and fair use using humor.

Copyright Website
A copyright portal with practical information on music, videos and the web.

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a non-profit entity dedicated to making it easier to share all within the guidelines of copyright. Learn about the licenses to share, remix and use with the permission of the creator.

Copyright Confusion Wiki
Join a wiki to help end copyright confusion whre you can share ideas, questions, and resources to reduce teacher stress!

Useful Links to Additional Resources for Lessons & Activities:
The Copyright Society of the United States
Copyright Kids
Copyright of the Web, Cyberbee interactive question & answer tool

Public Domain, The Internet Archive, free access to resources including a digital library of cultural artifacts in digital form