The following four factors are used to determine if a use is fair:
* Not all uses in an academic context are automatically considered fair use!
The Fair Use Doctrine is probably the most important exemption to copyright protections for educational settings, allowing many uses of copyrighted works for the purposes of teaching and research. The complexity of fair use and its importance in academia make it imperative that every member of NNU understands how to make judgements concerning fair use.
Review these Common Scenarios to help you determine whether or not fair use is appropriate.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has recently published (January 2012) the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Acadmeic and Research Libraries.
NNU's on-line or e-learning service technology page includes information regarding policy for using copyrighted materials. If you have questions about how to use copyrighted materials in a course management system please start here.
The TEACH ACT was put into place to update copyright laws so that they are applicable in the digital environment. The TEACH act does not replace copyright law but is an extension of that law.
These resources will help you learn more about copyright in online education.
The American Library Association's The Teach Act and Some Frequently Asked Questions covers highlights of the law.
Penn State University's TEACH Act Frequently Asked Questions
Copyright Clearance Center provides information on using copyright materials on a course management system such as Angel.
Before placing items in an online course management system please review the checklist to determine if your use of items qualifies as Fair Use. Keep in mind the four factors of Fair Use: