American University’s Center for Social Media has issued a new guide to using copyrighted materials in the classroom. The authoring of the guide involved over 150 educators and a review by experts in copyright law. Overall, the publication stresses the flexibility of the “fair use” provisions of copyright law which may allow for more legal use of copyrighted materials in teaching than many educators believe.
Read the Chronicle of Higher Education’s brief coverage.
Read the guide: The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education