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Copyright Information

It is important to review copyright guidelines periodically, especially Fair Use Guidelines as they apply to educators, in order to avoid copyright violations and to take advantage of new ways of delivering information to students that new technologies make possible.

The increased availability of online subscription services, use of courseware such as Web CT in distance learning, the need for materials for online courses, and the increasing number of digital projects have created a need for information sources to help us be aware of current practices and to help us use materials appropriately.

This web page is intended to bring together the basic tools we need to consider in making informed decisions about using intellectual property created by others.


Internet Resources for Students & Faculty
Laws, Tutorials, Music ResourcesImages & Photograph Sources,
Print Resources for Students & Faculty
Books available from IECC Libraries

Bound By Law

This comic book from Duke Law School's Center for the Study of the Public Domain is a story about how current copyright law makes it almost impossible for a documentary filmmaker to show a day in the life of New York City. It explains the history of copyright and fair use.
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