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USING COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL FOR INSTRUCTION: THE BASICS
A document is copyrighted automatically, as soon as it is written down or recorded in any way.
You may use copyrighted materials without permission in certain educational circumstances
under copyright law or as a fair use.
WHAT IS FAIR USE?
"Fair use" is the right to use portions of copyrighted materials without permission for purposes of-
GUIDELINES FOR PHOTOCOPYING
For temporary (one-time only) use in instruction, fair use allows you to photocopy the following without permission:
GUIDELINES FOR COPYING INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNET
HOW LONG DOES COPYRIGHT LAST?
For works created in the United States, copyright lasts from the moment a work is created until 70 years after the death of the author.
For works produced by a company/employer, the copyright lasts 95 years from the date of publication.
After that, works are in the public domain.You are free to use or reproduce works in the public domain how you want and as many times as you want.
For more in-depth discussion on photocopying for instructional purposes, see
Circular 21, from the U.S. Copyright Office
, pages 6 to 8.
When in doubt, contact the Editorial Help Desk for help (Donna_M_Marks@mcpsmd.org) or call 240-740-2971.
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