COVID-19 and Distance Learning
Library copyright experts have been discussing the challenges faced by libraries and higher education institutions confronted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research offers an analysis of fair use in light of the current reality.
Understanding copyright and fair use is an important part of teaching, research and creative work. The following statements define responsibilities and provide copyright guidance:
Copyright clearance & Creative Commons
- Getting permission to use copyrighted materials - from the Copyright Clearance Center
- Creative Commons - a nonprofit organization that supports sharing content legally
Other links to copyright and policy information for specific media
The laws surrounding copyright and intellectual property are complex and open to a variety of interpretations. These links are to general copyright information and to best practices that are relevant in an academic setting.
- Association of Research Libraries Code of Fair Use
- Music Library Association Copyright - news, research, and copyright statements for music
- Copyright Basics - video from the Copyright Clearance Center
- The United States Copyright Office - copyright basics, frequently asked questions
- Copyright & Fair Use - from Stanford University Libraries
- Copyright in the Classroom - from UCLA
- Copyright, Data, & Publishing - from UCLA
- Online video - from AU Center for Social Media
- Copyright Crash Course - from the University of Texas
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act - article from Wikipedia
- Software backup and copyright information - from US Copyright Office
Compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act peer-to-peer file sharing requirements
- Copyright and Filesharing
- Legal Sources for Online Music and Videos
- Willamette University Compliance Plan
For more information, contact Michael Spalti, 503-370-6356.