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Resources for Faculty: Copyright and COVID-19

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Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright law, including Fair Use and the T.E.A.C.H. Act are still applicable and must be observed when creating content in the online environment. On this page of our guide, we've included some resources to help you navigate general issues as well as answers to specific questions we've gotten. Please feel free to reach out to me and I would be happy to have a conversation with you about copyright!  --Jeanette

Resources for Copyright Information

  • You can access Dugan Library's LibGuide related to copyright. This is an explanation of what is allowed for fair use and what restrictions or guidelines are followed based on format type.
  • The library director at Missouri Valley College (also an attorney) has created a very clear guide for considerations when specifically teaching online based upon the COVID-19 situation. He has also linked to an entertaining and informative two-part blog discussing copyright during COVID-19.
  • This informative article is focused exclusively on using video when teaching online courses. It was writte prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. See this article by Sara Benson.
  • This LibGuide is from another institution, but really addresses copyright when shifting from a face to face to an online course quickly. May be worth the time to look to ensure you have covered your bases.

ACRL Presents: Copyright for Campus Closures

This video from the Association of College & Research Libraries is a comprehensive look at copyright and teaching online. This is a very informative video that provides not only a great overview of copyright, fair use and education. There is a focus on what you should and shouldn't do when teaching online.

The first 35 minutes is the webinar followed by a series of questions that may or may not be helpful as they address specific questions asked by webinar attendees.