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Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use, and OER Usage Rights
Stanford University Libraries Copyright & Fair Use Charts and Tools
A variety of tools to help users determine copyright status and whether or not a usage would be considered fair use. Additionally, the site collects links to best practices from several professional organizations.
Fair Use Checklist (Columbia University)
A checklist that helps you weigh the factors supporting and opposing fair use of a work to help you determine whether the use you're proposing counts as fair use or whether you will need to seek permission from the copyright holder.
Creative Commons: CC Licenses and Examples
An explanation of each type of Creative Commons license and what they permit with real world examples of how each is used.
Creative Commons: Choose a License
Interactive form to help you choose the best Creative Commons license to share a work the way you want.
Copyright Education and Information - Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC)
Up-to-date resource on copyright and other intellectual property rights organized with sections for Faculty and Instructors, Students, Social Media, and Plagiarism and Infringement. Created with open educational resources and open access materials in mind.
Copyright for Educators (K-12/HE)
Self-paced Canvas course from Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. At the end of this course, you should understand copyright and fair use and be able to apply them in project-based learning situations, including knowing how to help students find creative work that is free and legal to re-use and share.
Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digtial Citizens
Resources for teaching copyright and fair use including curricula for elementary school, middle school, and high school as well as professional development for teachers.
Copyright.gov - Engage Your Creativity
An introduction to how copyright applies to and affects works you create as well as how you can use the copyright-protected materials of others. Includes information on basic copyright, copyright registration, visual art, photography, musical works and sound recordings, fair use, and the public domain.
Copyright Crash Course (University of Texas Libraries)
Extensive introduction to many aspects of copyright law in the United States, including fair use, Creative Commons, public domain, Section 108, and the TEACH Act.
From Identifying to Adapting to Authoring OER: Copyright Law and Creative Commons Licenses (OpenOregon, Archived Webinar)
Covers questions about copyright and open licensing that come up when working with OER. Includes a discussion of foundational knowledge, questions and common challenges, and fair use and attribution for third-party copyrighted works.
WV Open Educational Resources
WV Open Educational Resources
Powered by WVNET, this site seeks to support and gather information on the adoption and creation of OER in West Virginia. Information on the West Virginia Open Education Resources Grant (presented by the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and the Community and Technical College System) can be found here.
Digital Resources Librarian
West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha Blvd East | Culture Center, Bldg. 9 | Charleston, WV 25305
In-State Toll Free : (800) 642-9021 | (304) 558-2041