COPYRIGHT LAWS

for Teachers

Guideline for Copying Materials

Do you have permission to copy from the copyright holder?

If yes -->proceed

If no --> you may not copy


Is the story in the public domain?

If yes -->you may copy

If no -->you may not copy


Does the material fall under the Fair Use Guidelines?

If yes -->continue

If no -->you may not copy

Fair Use

Under the educational fair use doctrine, a teacher can duplicate, distribute, exhibit, and alter work for educational purposes.

There are four factors to consider for the Fair Use Doctrine

- Purpose of use -->should be educational or non-profit

- Nature of the work -->should be factual and unpublished

- Amount of work being used -->use a small amount but not all of it

- Effect of use on the market or value of the work -->does not affect the profit


Created by: Beth Byer