Copyright, fair use

Issues of copyright and fair use haunt many educators as their students download materials from the web that they use in their own productions. What's okay? Resources on this page relate to many issues that fall within this area.

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Copyright and fair use guidelines

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Education, adopted by the following organizations:
  • Center for Social Media, School of Communication, American University
  • Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law
  • Media Education Lab, Temple University
  • Action Coalition for Media Education
  • Media Education Foundation
  • National Association for Media Literacy Education
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Visual Communication Studies Division of the International Communication Association