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Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

2013-10-17 11:28:50

Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library, presents the first in a series of Copyright workshops for faculty on Tuesday, October 22 at noon in Main Classroom, room 103.

This workshop explores copyright from the standpoint of the consumer of information (in particular, educators)and how copyrighted information can be used in the classroom. Participants will learn what copyright is, it's purpose, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and the limitation on those rights that allow use of protected materials. Participants will learn about the Fair Use Doctrine, how to determine if a use is fair use, and will be updated on recent legal cases involving use of copyrighted materials.

Register for this or future sessions by contacting

November 5, 2013
Copyright and Multimedia Materials for the Classroom
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 103

This workshop will quickly review the purpose of the Copyright Law and then explore in more depth how that law provides for the use of multimedia materials such as images, films, music, etc., both in the face-to-face classroom and online instruction. The principle of "transformativeness" and how it applies to using copyrighted materials will be explored.

November 21, 2013
Copyright and Your Online Courses
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 101
In this workshop you will learn that the use of copyrighted materials differs depending upon how a course is delivered and why. The Copyright Law of 1976 allows a broader use of materials in face-to-face instruction than what is allowed in online courses. Learn how the Fair Use exemption may be more advantageous and allows greater use of copyrighted materials than the TEACH Act, which was specifically designed for distance education applications. Come and learn what approach Cleveland State University supports in regard to the use of copyrighted materials in online classes.

February 20, 2014
MC 103

Do You Own Your Intellectual Property? Author Rights, Creative Commons and Open Access Publishing
noon - 1:00 pm
Have you, as an author, ever signed over your intellectual property rights (copyright) to a publisher? Do you have to do that in order to get published in a prestigious journal? Come to this noon workshop to learn about Author Rights, Creative Commons Licenses, the Open Access movement, and CSU's Institutional Repository, EngagedScholarship@CSU. You have option that could benefit you and CSU! Register for this session by contacting

Posted 2013-10-17 11:28:50 by Barbara_Loomis.

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