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Copyright Guide: Home
A focus on copyright issues which may concern TCC faculty and staff -- including fair use, the TEACH Act, public domain and other copyright exceptions and issues. Nothing in this guide is to be construed as legal advice.
"If you work in any of the higher ed institutions that are preparing to move online – maybe your copyright world has exploded in a range of questions on fair use, e-reserves, online access, scanning, digitization, and more! I am sure many of you, especially in the library community, are working towards the best solution for students, faculty, staff, and patrons in this time of crisis...."
"This Statement is meant to provide clarity for U.S. colleges and universities about how copyright law applies to the many facets of remote teaching and research in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We write this as copyright specialists at colleges, universities, and other organizations supporting higher education in the U.S. and Canada who work every day with faculty, staff, and librarians to enable them to make ethical and legal choices about copyright issues in online teaching."
'As research libraries strive to support the mass migration of classes to the online environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many questions about what and how educational materials can be scanned / digitized for student use under the principles of Fair Use. Hear from Brandon Butler (University of Virginia), Laura Burtle (Georgia State University), Will Cross (North Carolina State University), and Anne Gilliland (UNC Chapel Hill) about what academic libraries can do in this arena during this health emergency.'
This will walk you through your decision to use content and create a PDF summary you can retain for your records, should you need to justify your use later. This tool is good for beginners wanting to double check their assessment.
This will ask you questions about your use and create a PDF summary you can retain for your records, should you need to justify your use later. It is better for tracking your use. OR you can select "Learn more about Fair Use," but it does not walk you through your choices for your summary. The assessment is still on you and the options are either/or. Not recommended highly.