View the following video to understand fair use and copyright in education. This video tells teachers what their rights are and then discusses the code of best practices to guide teachers and students in making decisions.
This document is titled, "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education." It contains information that will help educators use media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
This contains information about the TEACH act ( the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act). This document provided guidance for educators and academic institutions concerning copyright. The guide identifies five principles that can be utilized in defining fair use of copyrighted materials in K-12 education.
The United States Copyright Office provides information about how to obtain a copyright, trademark, or patent. This site also allows you to register online for a copyright through the electronic copyright office.
Fair use guidelines for educational multimedia. This site gives in depth information about the fair use guidelines.
This is a poster that could be printed and displayed in a classroom that contains information on fair use guidelines for educational multimedia.
This copyright chart was designed to inform classroom teachers of their rights under the copyright law and copyright guidelines of the United States. The chart gives examples of printed materials and various types of multimedia and then tells what you can do with these materials as an educator. The chart also makes reference to where this rule or law was taken from.
This is an interactive website for students to use in understanding copyright. Students click on a student who asks a question about copyright and then an answer is given.
Students use the above sites to learn about the following questions:
  • What is copyright?
  • Why should I care about copyright?
  • Which works are protected by copyright?
  • Which works are not protected by copyright?
  • Who owns the copyright in a work?
  • What is copyright infringement?
  • When do I need permission to copy?
  • How do I obtain copyright protection?
  • When and how do I register a copyright?
  • How long does copyright protection last?