Copyright and Fair Use (Faculty)

Copyright and Fair Use (Faculty)

While copyrighted works are restricted by law, there are many uses considered legitimate under the fair use doctrine, which allows the limited usage, within specific parameters, of copyrighted material without receiving permission from the owner. Fair use covers uses such as quotation for the purposes of commentary or criticism, parody, news reporting, and scholarly and educational use.

Licensing your own Work on the SUNY Oneonta OpenLab

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Additional Resources

Copyright and Fair Use

Learn more about copyright and fair use from this great resource compiled by the SUNY Oneonta Library.

Teaching Copyright

This site was created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for K-12 education, but is still a great resource for anyone.

Creative Commons

Learn more about the Creative Commons License used by the OpenLab, as well as Creative Commons in general, which allows a more flexible approach to protecting intellectual and creative work than “all rights reserved.”