It is imperative for teaching faculty to understand the "Fair Use" provision of the copyright law, and be able to apply it appropriately. Nothing in the pages of this guide should be construed as legal advice. Please consult legal counsel with questions.
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.