Fair Use - The Basics
- Part of a report on the Copyright Bill created by the Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives
- Agreed to privately by representatives of universities, publishers, and authors but are not law.
- Guidelines are designed to help educators interpret fair use.
What is allowed under Fair Use according to the "Classroom Guidelines"
- Single copying
- Multiple copies for classroom use
- Playing music in the classroom
- Showing audio-visual works in the classroom.
What is not allowed under Fair Use?
- Using illegally created copies
- Copying workbooks or tests
- Copying or loading school software or textbook software on your home computer in addition to your office computer
What is copyright infringement?
Doing the following without permission:
- Public performance
- Public display
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