Know Your Copy Rights

 

Resources for Teaching Faculty

Contact:
Peggy Hoon

The library has a role in helping faculty and teaching assistants grapple with questions about how to share intellectual property created by others legitimately with students. In particular, the library can promote awareness of situations when instructors may legally use works in their teaching without requesting permission or paying additional fees. The resources below can be used as part of the library's educational efforts.

Resources for Library Outreach to Faculty

“Know Your Copy Rights—What You Can Do,” a 2007 brochure aimed at faculty and teaching assistants.

KYCR Brochure Cover

Among the topics covered in the brochure are: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes. The brochure also includes a one-page chart that highlights 24 situations when various categories of works can be used.

“Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching—FAQ: Questions Faculty and Teaching Assistants Need to Ask Themselves Frequently,” by Peggy Hoon, 2007.

This FAQ complements the brochure and presents a sequence of five overarching questions that faculty members should ask themselves when considering using a copyrighted work in their teaching. The FAQ consists of two sections, each addressing the different circumstances for the traditional face-to-face classroom or online courses.