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Copyright for Higher Education: Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use

Basic information about U.S.C. Title 17 Copyright Law particularly as it relates to higher education.

Codes of Best Practices

Use these Codes of Best Practices to help interpret the copyright doctrine of Fair Use and describe how those rights should apply in certain recurrent situations.  These guides identify situations that represent their respective communities’ current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

Fair Use and Sound Recordings

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare

Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication

Set of Principles in Fair Use for Journalism

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators

Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use

Best Practices for Media Studies Publishing

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works for Libraries, Archives, and Other Memory Institutions

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation

Guidelines for the use of Copyrighted Materials and Works of Art by Art Museums