The TEACH Act
This overview of the TEACH Act seeks to balance the perspectives of both copyright owners and content users, and provide guidance for today's academic institutions.
Orphan works are those works which may be protected by copyright, but the copyright holder is either unknown or cannot be contacted for permission to use. Proposed legislation to address orphan works in 2008 died in the House of Representatives. However, the U.S. Copyright Office has been studying the issue.
Welcome to the LibGuide entitled, "Fair Use in the Classroom." Copyright issues are complex and sometimes difficult to apply. This guide offers a starting point, but is not meant to be legal advice. For a quick overview specific to Columbus State Community College, see the downloadable guide below.
CSCC Fair Use Guide
This guide provides basic information about the four factors of fair use and possible alternatives for course content at Columbus State.
Important Fair Use References
The links listed below represent a number of valuable resources to describe and detail the "Fair Use" Guidelines.
Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use (Section 107)
The Copyright Act (Title 17, U. S. Code) Section 107 defines the parameters for Fair Use.
Four Factors of Fair Use
Columbia University Library Copyright and Advisory Office site details the four factors of Fair Use
Fair Use Evaluator Tool
This interactive tool will provide the user with a better understanding of how to determine the "fairness" of use under the U.S. Copyright Code.
Fair Use News
Stanford University Libraries' overview of the Fair Use issues; includes excellent annotated bibliography of online articles, blogs, videos, etc.
Privacy & Confidentiality StatementLibrary Code of Conduct