Who owns what? How, when, and where can it be used? As classrooms move from being geographically bound to being intellectually bound, instructors are faced with more challenges in determining legal use of digital material. The following resources are designed to assist faculty, distance learning administrators, multimedia developers, website producers, and and students navigate the murkey waters in a sea of new copyright law.
Copyright - the legal right granted to creators to limit how others may copy and/or use their work
Creative Commons - provides a structured and legal way for creators to both protect their work and share it with others
Fair Use - allows for the limited use of copyrighted material in certain circumstances
- American Library Association. "Position on Fair Use Guidelines in a Digital Information Environment."
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
- Harper, Georgia K. "Educational Fair Use Guidelines for Distance Learning."
- Harper, Georgia K. "Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials."
- Stanford University Libraries. "Copyright and Fair Use."
Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust."
- U.S. Department of Education: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- Electronic Privacy Information Center: Student Privacy
- U.S. Department of Education: Model Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools
- Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices
- Student Privacy Resource Center
- With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise