Have I obtained the necessary copyright clearance?


The "Fair Use" clause in Section 107 of the Copyright Law protects instructors when using copyrighted works for instructional purposes in the physical classroom. The TEACH Act protects instructors in the virtual classroom.  

Physical Classroom

Visit the Fair Use Check List to determine if your course materials are appropriate for delivery in the classroom.

Virtual Classroom

Use the University of Texas's checklist to determine if your materials are appropriate for delivery in a web course.

Additional Copyright Resources

Copyright Basics (.pdf) -- U.S. Copyright Office

Crash Course in Copyright -- University of Texas System

Copyright and Fair Use -- Standford University

TEACH Act Best Practices using Blackboard -- American Library Association

TEACH Act Toolkit -- North Carolina State University

What is Public Domain? -- University of California

What is CC? -- Creative Commons

Last updated: Jun 25, 2013