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Fair Use and Academic & Research Libraries

The Code of Best Practices for Academic and Research Libraries
The mission of academic and research librarians is to enable teaching, learning,
and research. Along with serving current faculty, researchers, and students (especially graduate students), these librarians also serve the general public, to whom academic and research libraries are often open. Finally, academic and research librarians are committed to faculty, researchers, and students of the future, who depend on the responsible collection, curation,  and preservation of materials over time.Read more...

Fair Use for Poetry

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry
This code of best practices helps poets understand when they and others have the right to excerpt, quote and use copyrighted material in poetry. To create this code, poets came together to articulate their common expectations, facilitated by Patricia Aufderheide, director of the Center for Social Media.Read more...

Fair Use for OpenCourseWare

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare
This document is a code of best practices (download as PDF here) designed to help those preparing OpenCourseWare (OCW) to interpret and apply fair use under United States copyright law. The OCW movement, which is part of the larger Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, was pioneered in 2002, when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched its OpenCourseWare initiative, making course materials available in digital form on a free and open basis to all.Read more...

Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication
This document is a code of best practices that helps U.S. communication scholars to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances—especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are predominant. It is a general right that applies even in situations where the law provides no specific authorization for the use in question. This guide identifies four situations that represent the current consensus within the community of communication scholars about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials.Read more...

Fair Use for Dance-Related Materials

Best Practices in Fair Use of Dance-related Materials

This Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Dance-related Materials, produced by the Dance Heritage Coalition, clarifies what librarians, archivists, curators, and others working with dance-related materials currently regard as a reasonable application of the Copyright Act's fair use doctrine, where the use of copyrighted materials is essential to significant cultural missions and institutional goals.Read more...

Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Statements of Fair Use Best Practice

Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Statement of Fair Use Best Practices for Media Studies Publishing
This code of best practices  in scholarly publishing was created by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies to serve scholars in film and media studies.Read more...

Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators
This code of best practices  in fair use in teaching for film/media educators was designed by The Society for Cinema and Media Studies. It deals with classroom screenings, broadcasts, and derivative works.Read more...