This essential guide was created by the Fair Use Task Force of the CSCU OER Advisory Council. The guide includes an overview of copyright, a step-by-step approach to considering the application of Fair Use to any copyrighted material, and many more resources.
Washington College of Law - Best Practices for Fair Use and OER
Robert L. Powell Library - Code of Best Practices in Fair Use
Questions about Posting Content in Blackboard:
Q. I have a textbook or periodical that I want to share with my students but I don't want to make them buy it. How many pages am I legally allowed to scan or copy and post in Blackboard?
A. None. You may not scan pages of a textbook into Blackboard. To do so violates all four factors of Fair Use. You may request permission from the copyright holder or purchase a license from the Copyright Clearance Center. Another option is to look for similar content in the library's resources, or Open Educational Resource (OER) textbooks, or Open Access Journals for sharable content. (Source: Central Penn College, https://guides.centralpenn.edu/CTE/copyright
Q. Can I stream videos from my Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, ... etc. account?
Unless - Netflix does have some documentaries that have a special grant for a one time educational showing. To find out if what you would like to show has this permission go to the "Only On Netflix" section of media.netflix.com switch to the All-alphabetical listing, search for your title and click on the title to see the details. See 13th as an example of a Netflix original documentary that has this permission. It still would not be able to be shown over Polycom. (Source: Central Penn College, https://guides.centralpenn.edu/CTE/copyright)
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