A Best Practices Guide

What is copyright?

Copyrighted material is owned by the author and protected by United States law. The law provides for the author to control the reproduction of material, distribution, adaptation, public performance, public display, and digital transmission.

What is Fair Use?

The term 'Fair Use' refers to the legality of using short excerpts from copyrighted material without having permission from the author when a work is being used for teaching, reviewing, or news reporting.

Works Cited

Simpson, C. (2010). Copyright for schools. (fifth ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Linworth.