Copyright and Fair Use Statement
Because we work in a collegial, sharing atmosphere we have cited our use of information throughout the website and in our teaching materials.
Whenever possible, we have used Open educational resources (OERs). According to an often-cited definition, are “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others” (Atkins, Brown, and Hammond, 2007, p. 4). Much of our information has been presented by cultural practitioners, creative individuals and scholars freely available on the Web, in course instructions, and/or is cited clearly in other texts.
Should you require more information regarding copy right and fair use, the United States Copyright Office published “basic information on some of the most important legislative provisions and other documents dealing with reproduction by librarians and educators.” The advice contained in the Copyright Office’s document is neither legal advice nor law, but contains some useful guidelines to making copies for educational purposes. These guidelines are more like a minimum threshold for fair use. LINK TO PDF HERE
Atkins, D., Brown, J.S., and Hammond, A.L. (2007). A review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement: Achievements, challenges, and new opportunities. Retrieved from http://www.hewlett.org/uploads/files/Hewlett_OER_report.pdf