Copyright and Fair Use: Compliance Guidelines for Faculty

Reduce your legal liability by better understanding how to interpret and apply copyright law to teaching, research, and scholarship.

February 14, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30 (Agenda below)
February 28, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30 (Agenda below)
North Conference Room (W449 Main Library)
How copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching, research, and publications is not always clear. The increasing ease of copying and distributing digital materials raises the stakes even more. Faculty often do not have access to the resources and support they need to sort these challenges out.
Join us online to learn the key concepts that all faculty need to know in applying copyright law in the classroom (online and face-to-face), research, and scholarly publications. To help you understand these concepts, our expert instructors will share many scenarios throughout the webcasts.
Who Should Attend?
This webcast was designed especially for anyone who deals with U.S. copyright law or fair use regulations, both in the classroom and with respect to research. This includes faculty, librarians, instructional support personnel, legal counsel, and other academic administrators. The content is well-suited to serve as a training element for all employees, regardless of their current familiarity with copyright law.

Session 1: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Faculty Use of Copyright
  • Copyright framework
  • Copyright in F2F classroom
  • Copyright in online classroom
    • Teaching with the TEACH Act
    • Teaching in the cloud
  • The role of fair use
    • Applying fair use factors
    • Guidelines and best practices
    • Classroom guidelines
    • Fair use in research
    • Transformative fair use
  • Fair use in practice
    • E-reserves and the Georgia State case
    • Other fair uses: The HathiTrust case

Session 2: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Faculty Ownership of Copyright
  • What, when, how, and who own copyrighted works
    • What is copyrightable
    • Who owns copyright
    • Joint ownership
    • Work made for hire
  • Copyright management
    • Copyright tools and rules
    • Contracts 101
  • Publication agreements
    • General elements of contract
  • Negotiating publication agreements
  • Open content requirements
    • Management tools
    • Creative commons
    • Open access policies
    • License for public access
    • Google books and orphan works



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