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Copyright Issues
Anne Stewart Claytor
Table of Contents
What is copyright?
Fair Use Guidelines
Permission Forms
Helpful Websites
What is copyright?
 Purpose is to protect the creator of the
original tangible work who is worthy of
 For the work to be creative and unique it
must be a new idea or new expression of
an idea
 The author has the right to decide how
their work is used
Fair Use Guidelines
 Allows use of copyrighted material on a
limited basis without permission of the
author (Examples: criticism and
commentary, parody, news reporting,
research and scholarship, classroom
 Material can be used given that the
creator is not losing revenue
Fair Use continued
 Teachers and students can use up to 10%
of a given piece of work in multimedia
- a few examples are a single chapter
from a book or a poem of 250 words or
less or up to 250 words
- for more specific examples visit Portion
 Students can keep material indefinitely if
used for college and job interviews
 Teachers can keep material up to two
 Two copies can be kept
- One for creator of presentation
- One for institutions multimedia center
- Other copies can be made if one becomes
damaged, stolen or lost
- If copies are online, they should be kept on a
secure network and up to fifteen days
Permission forms
 Best rule: when in doubt, ask permission
 Asking for permission needs to be
 Ask permission when exceeding fair use
 Examples of permission templates:
Helpful Websites
Copyright Guidelines
 Bellingham Public Schools. (2003).
Copyright permission letter.
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 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. (2003). Copyright guidelines.
Retrieved November 1 from
 Starr, Linda (2000). Copyrights and copying wrongs, Part 1.
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