Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright & Fair Use


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Image by Carlos Maya (C!…). Creative Commons licensed.

In the age of Open Access, Open Education, and Web 2.0, copyright and fair use can be tricky to navigate for both students and faculty. It’s true that videos and music are easy to download and that a website’s text is easy to copy and paste. But it’s still our ethical and legal responsibility to make sure we have the proper permission to use someone else’s images, music, animations, and text inside our own new media compositions before we share, post, or publish them.

The following sections provide an overview of Process, Tips, Tools, and Resources for working with copyright and fair use.