Copyright, Fair Use and the Teach Act for materials in courses

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How can you determine if you can legally use copyrighted images, documents or videos in your course materials? You may be familiar with the concept of Fair use, which sets the rules for academic use of copyrighted information. The Teach Act also applies to educational use. Here are some decision trees and checklists that will help you decide if it is OK to use copyrighted materials in your course materials, whether in class or online. If you are still not sure, you can receive expert help from the UNTHSC Library.

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