Copyright Assignment

  •  Using the resources listed at the bottom of the page, answer the following questions:
  1. What materials may be used freely without copyright permission?

Works that lack originality

        1. logical, comprehensive compilations (like the phone book)
        2. unoriginal reprints of public domain works

Works in the public domain

Freeware (not shareware, but really, expressly, available free of restrictions-ware -- this may be protected by law, but the author has chosen to make it available without any restrictions)

US Government works


ideas, processes, methods, and systems described in copyrighted works


  1. What is the the good faith fair use defense?

The good faith fair use defense act states that even if a copyright infringement occurs, a court may refuse to award damages if the infringer reasonably believed that the use was fair.


  1. What are the four factors of the Fair Use Test which must be considered when using material?

What is the character of the use?

What is the nature of the work to be used?

How much of the work will you use?

What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for

permissions if the use were widespread?


  1. According to the Fair Use Guidelines for Education Multimedia, what are the limitations for using the following materials: motion media; text material; illustrations and photographs

Motion Media can be used for instruction purposes.

Text Material multiple copies for classroom use and incorporate into multimedia for teaching classes. Students may incorporate into multimedia projects. Copies can be made from legally acquired originals, one copy per student. Workbooks may not be copied.

Illustrations and Photographs single works may be used in entirety, but no more than five images by a single photographer or artist may be used. From a collection no more than fifteen images or ten percent can be used (which ever is less).


University of Texas Copyright Crash Course

The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Issues: A Quiz

Google - select "images" tab