- What materials may be used freely without copyright permission? According to the University of Texas copyright crash course website: Works that lack originality
logical, comprehensive compilations (like the phone book)
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
- What is the the good faith fair use defense? A provision of the law which allows courts to refuse to award any damages, even if the copying was not a fair use.
- What are the four factors of the Fair Use Test which must be considered when using material? 1) What is the character of use? 2) What is the nature of work to be used? 3) How much of the work will you see? 4) If this kind of use were widespread, what effect would it have on the market for the original or for permission?
- 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- You may use up to 10% or 3 minutes. You must use whichever is the least amount. Text material- Up to 10% or 1000 words, whichever is less. "An entire poem of less than 250 words may be used, but no more than three poems by one poet, or five poems by different poets from any anthology may be used. For poems of greater length, 250 words may be used but no more than three excerpts by a poet, or five excerpts by different poets from a single anthology may be used." Illustrations and photographs-"a photograph or illustration may be used in its entirety but no more than 5 images by an artist or photographer may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of an educational multimedia project created under Section 2. When using photographs and illustrations from a published collective work, not more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of an educational multimedia project created under Section 2."
University of Texas Copyright Crash Course
The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright Issues: A Quiz
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