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Standards and Best Practices

  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
    From the Center for Social Media, this code "helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances—especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are predominant..." (Center for Social Media Web Site)
  • Documentary Filmmakers' Statement on Best Practices in Fair Use
    "Documentary filmmakers have created, through their professional associations, a clear, easy to understand statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use. " (Center for Social Media Web Site)
  • Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians
    This booklet, prepared the U. S. Copyright Office, offers basic information for teachers to inform them of the provisions of the law and its applications to educational situations.

Recommended Books

Butler, Rebecca P.  Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century.  New York:  Neal Shuman, 2011.  KF2995.B885 2001

Butler's work is an essential tool for teachers and librarians.  With excellent background information on copyright and fair use, teachers will find the flowcharts especially useful in making choices on what to use in their teaching when it comes to copyrighted works.

The Center for Intellectual Property.  The Center for Intellectual Property Handbook.  Edited by Kimberly M. Bonne and the Staff of the Center for Intellectual Property.  New York:  Neal Schuman, 2006.  KF2994.C45 2006

The Handbook is a resource that is important as a guide to creating and reviewing institutional policies on copyright and fair use in educational settings.  Organized by topic, the essays contributed to the work are prepared by experts in the field. 

Print Resources

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