CopyTalk is a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include fair use topics and others including orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, and the copyright implications of new technologies.
"The goal of the Index is to make the principles and application of fair use more accessible and understandable to the public by presenting a searchable database of court opinions, including by category and type of use (e.g., music, internet/digitization, parody)." Click on "Search Cases" to access the database.
KCTCS faculty and staff have on-demand access to over 500 professional development sessions through Innovative Educator/Go2Knowledge and Magna Commons. These two repositories provide a robust library of relevant topics including teaching and learning, student success, diversity, safety, management, leadership, and more.
Both repositories can be accessed through Blackboard. They are located in the “Professional Development Repositories” module on the main landing page once you login. These resources can also be accessed from the TLC (Training & Learning) site.
In addition to the on-demand PD, you also have access to live webinars through Innovative Educator/Go2Knowledge. KCTCS employees can register for free. Finally, Magna Campus provides vetted and cutting edge professional development resources on our 20-Minute Mentor Commons and Magna Commons.
The term "Fair Use" refers to Section 107 of the Copyright Act that allows for some exceptions to the law in certain cases. These exceptions allow for unlicensed use of portions of an author's copyrighted work within specific parameters. Criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research are examples of areas where fair use may be applicable. The four main factors to determining fair use are as follows. Note that all of these factors are balanced against one another when determining Fair Use. Just because one factor is true, does not immediately allow for fair use.
Read more about the Fair Use Doctrine at the link below.
U.S. Copyright Office: More Information on Fair Use
This section of the ACRL Scholarly Communications Toolkit gives a good overview of the topic of Fair Use along with links to many tools and best practices related to the topic.
FAQs regarding Fair Use for Professors
Created by MIT Libraries to assist in determining Fair Use
Copyright and Fair Use: Common Scenarios
LibGuide of scenarios to help determine fair use, developed by California State University, Long Beach