The growth of Digital Learning and the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning have increased awareness of Copyright and Fair Use in the traditional and online classroom. As educators continue to move toward increased accessibility to content and the use of digital media, knowledge of relevant laws and regulations is critical. The following resources and websites are provided to assist you with your evaluations, research, and decisions on appropriate and fair use of these media.
The Claremont Colleges Library and Claremont Graduate University Office of Information Technology reserve the right to refuse a request that would involve violation of copyright law or university policy. If OIT is unable to fulfill a request that would violate law or policy, they will provide you with guidance for resolving the situation to the best of their ability. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
- Copyright Policy of the Claremont Colleges
- CGU Appropriate Use of Computing Policy (PolicyStat ID 12100194)
- Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia – “The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on the application of fair use principles by educators, scholars and students who develop multimedia projects using portions of copyrighted works under fair use rather than by seeking authorization for non-commercial educational uses. These guidelines apply only to fair use in the context of copyright and to no other rights.”
- Fair Use Analysis Checklist – If you want to use a work in your course, complete the checklist and keep a record in case you need to show due diligence and necessary documentation to declare fair use.
- The Teach Act [Sections 110(2) and 112(f)]– Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, 2002
- Copyright Clearance Center: Campus Guide to Copyright – Discover how copyright law effects the use of content in different circumstances, including when sharing on line or distributing in print.
- Educators, Technology, and The Law – Q & A for common topics regarding copyright infringement
- Copyright: Finding images you can freely use – Helpful guidelines for using Creative Commons
- About Creative Commons – Creative Commons mission, vision and purpose
- CGU Online Faculty Resource Center (OFRC) – Canvas resource site for faculty and teaching assistants using digital learning tools and materials
To get additional help with copyright and fair use, contact your subject matter librarian at The Claremont Colleges Library.
To create a copyright-cleared coursepack for your students to legally purchase course materials, contact the Huntley Bookstore.