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We Love to Answer Copyright Questions
The Story Library staff are always ready to help you with any copyright questions you may have! Visit the library and speak with a librarian or email your questions to Library Director Rachel Whittingham, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Copyright Commandments
- Physical items
- Do not copy
- from “consumables” (lab manuals, workbooks, music theory workbooks).
- to substitute for the purchase of the book from which you are copying.
- the same materials year after year.
- Do not charge students beyond the actual cost of copying.
- Digital items
- Do not scan images that you do not own or license and post to the Web without permission
- Do not incorporate copied Web material into a new Web page and then distribute it.
- Do not distribute, adapt or make additional copies of emails without permission.
- Do not repost photos that don’t belong to you on social media without asking and giving credit.
- Do not post video, audio or images of other people without gaining their permission and giving credit.
- Performance Rights
- Do not show audio-visual materials without an appropriate institutional license, and by excerpting correctly for an instructional venue.
- Do not perform a copyrighted work without a license, permission of the copyright owner and proper payment of royalties.
from The Copyright Advisory Network
Find out if a work is covered by U.S. copyright or contact a copyright specialist for assistance.
Fair Use Evaluator
The tool will help you collect, organize & archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation.
Public Domain Digital Slider
Covers works first published in the U.S.; helps you determine public domain status of work in question.
Section 108 Spinner
This tool can help you determine if your reproduction is covered by Section 108 of the Copyright Code and collect information to support your use of the exception.
Copyright Exceptions for Instructors eTool
Use this free online tool to find out if your intended use meets the requirements set out in the law. This tool can also help you collect information detailing your educational use and provide you with a summary in PDF format.
Common Myths about Fair Use & Copyright