Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'copyright'

Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) recently announced the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a statement of "fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who...

Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

The Center for Social Media at American University released in 2008 the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video (html, pdf). The document describes six practices that fall under fair use. While the document is primarily aimed...

The Tricky Terms of the TEACH Act

Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office director Kenneth Crews has just posted a helpful roundup of rules and regulations that apply to programs based on distance or distributed learning. An amendment to US Copyright Law known as the TEACH Act (that is,...

Creativity and Culture Through The Lens of Copyright

The documentary Citizen 3.0 explores the relationship among media, technology, culture and democracy through the lens of copyright law. Subtitled, "Copyright, Creativity and Contemporary Culture," the movie features interviews with artists, legal scholars, lawyers and educators while exploring copyright issues...

MovieClips Opens Its Library

MovieClips recently opened their library to users worldwide. The web site houses over 12,000 legal movie clips that you can search, view, discuss and share. MovieClips has added plenty of metadata (e.g. title, genre, mood, character, theme, to name a...

Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Courseware

"Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment, when the benefit to society is larger than the damage to the copyright holder. It is an essential part of copyright policy in the United States, where...

Lessig and Wesch on Students in the Age of Participatory Culture

Two illustrative talks on how digital media and participatory culture are changing students are presented here. These two videos from well-known thinkers in the field are amazingly rich and overlap in interesting ways. While the videos are long, the 120...

Petition to Revise DMCA for Educators

Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act serve as a deterrent to teachers and instructors in the use of copyrighted materials under fair use at a time when media literacy competencies are most needed. The Library of Congress Copyright Office...

Copyright Digital Slider

The American Library Association recently released a digital slider tool allowing you to check various copyright terms for works released in the United States. The tool can be viewed at the following location: http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/...

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