Do you know about Fair Use and Face-to-Face Teaching Aids for Schools? Did you know you can make my Shakespeare Word Game Fun & Foolery books part of your curriculum? Here’s How:
The use of copyrighted materials for a public purpose may be considered “fair use” and not a copyright violation. Among those settings where the use may be considered fair use is the classroom setting, serving the public purpose of instructing students. In order to determine whether a particular school use is fair use, four factors should be considered:
1) how the work is being used (consider: is it being used to teach students?);
2) the kind of work being used (consider: is the work informational or creative? – creative works may receive greater protections);
3) how much of the work is being used (consider: how much of the work is being copied, and how much of the substance?); and
4) the economic impact on the owner of the copyright (consider: is the creator of the work losing out on profits, or losing the ability to publish or present the work in his or her own way?).
Use of copyrighted works is not an infringement of the copyright when used during face to-face instruction if:
1) it is conducted by a teacher or student
2) in a classroom or similar place
3) during class instruction that is not transmitted
4) and is of lawfully made works.
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FEDERAL GUIDELINES ON FAIR USE PROHIBIT TEACHERS FROM:
1) copying materials to substitute for the purchase of individual materials;
2) copying “consumables” (e.g., workbooks);
3) charging students more than the cost of the copy;
4) copying without notice of copyright; and
5) excessive copying (e.g., copying whole books).