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Copyright Primer: Copyright Basics

Copyright Basics

Teach with the best materials. Feel confident in your rights. Obey the law.

 

Almost everything created is under copyright. Only the copyright owner can reproduce, distribute, create a derivative, publicly perform, or publicly display their material. Anyone else who wishes to do so must secure permission.

Examples:

  • Reproduce: Photocopying an article for a class.
  • Distribute: Attaching an article to your Canvas shell.
  • Create a derivative: Having students comment on an article you uploaded to your Canvas shell.
  • Publicly Perform
  • Publicly Display

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