Copyright Law

ELPS law review handout - ELPS website
The Copyright Act of 1976
established guidelines for the use of copyrighted material in a reasonable manner without the owner's consent
Fair Use Guidelines
+single copies may be made by or for a teacher for scholarly research or use to teach a class
+multiple copies are restricted by
-brevity - not more than 10% of the work
-spontaneity - not enough time to request permission to use the material,
-cumulative effect - copied for one course and limited to one class term.
Public domain
public ownership of writings, documents, or publications that are not protected by copyright or in which the copyright has expired