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Using Copyrighted Materials in a Class
Reserve Copyright Guidelines (WIU Libraries)
Information on what can legally be placed on Reserve based on Copyright law and how to get permissions for use.
Copyright Tools (American Library Association)
The ALA has developed a set of copyright tools to guide faculty (library personnel) through the issues involved in copyright. They include the Public Domain Slider, the Section 108 Spinner, the Fair Use Evaluator and the Exceptions for Instructors eTool.
Creative Commons Licenses
Many open educational resources are made available under a Creative Commons license rather than copyright. This website provides information about the various Creative Commons licenses.
Wanna Work Together?
A 3-minute video on Creative Commons and why licensing work (rather than copyrighting) might be preferable.