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Copyright for Faculty: In Class Use

Brief introduction to best practices and law regarding use of copyrighted material to be used in courses by faculty.

Copyright Law

According to Section 110(1) of the U.S. Copyright Act:

"Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, the following are not infringements of copyright:

(1) performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images, is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under this title, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made" 

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