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Copyright for Faculty: Tools & Resources

A guide to copyright in the classroom. Includes an overview of Copyright Law, common scenarios, Fair Use Guidelines, The TEACH Act, and useful tools for guiding decision-making.


On Fair Use

Fair Use Evaluator (ALA)

Fair Use Check List (Columbia University)

Thinking Through Fair Use Tool (University of Minnesota)

Is This Work Under Copyright?

Digital Copyright Date Slider Tool (ALA)

Copyright Genie Tool (ALA)

Online Copyright Search for Renewals (U.S. Copyright Office)

Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons 

Get a Creative Commons License 

Additional Resources

Books & Articles

Legal Disclaimer

This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.

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