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Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia

Fair use is a legal principle that defines the limitations on the exclusive rights** of copyright holders. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on the application of fair use principles by educators, scholars and students who develop multimedia projects using portions of copyrighted works under fair use rather than by seeking authorization for non-commercial educational uses. These guidelines apply only to fair use in the context of copyright and to no other rights. There are three opening letters at the beginning of this site that provide background on how the Fair Use Guidelines came to be. Scroll down about 1/3 of the scroll bar and find the table of contents. It is at this point that you will find some very useful information including: Student Use, Educator Use and Permitted Uses under 1.3 through 3.4; Illustrations and Photographs under 4.2.4; Important Reminders under 6., including 6.1 which covers cautions about downloading material from the Internet. These guidelines


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