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There are many areas of information that can be beneficial. We have listed below several subject areas and links that provide good and accurate information. No need to reinvent the wheel.


Issues related to copyright, intellectual property rights, and public access to information in the digital age are at the forefront of public debate in the twenty-first century. There are many, many sites that deal with this. From a simplest view, if you want to copy some form of Media just so you don't have to buy it, that would be considered against the copyright laws. But using and incorporating parts of materials for instruction could fall under Fair Use. The following links might be helpful in your search.

Indiana University and Purdue University-Indianapolis have developed a very comprehensive site. Many conferences and workshops offer speakers from IUPUI.

University of St. Francis in Joliet IL has developed a site for teacher training that deals with Fair Use in a non-profit setting.

Right to the source, the federal government.

The Consortium of College and University Media Centers has a great site. They provided leadership in the development of Educational Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines that involved both users and rights holders. These guidelines were adopted by the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, on September 27, 1996.

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