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The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education helps educators gain confidence about their rights to use copyrighted materials in developing students' critical thinking and communication skills. According to the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy, **Fair Use policy information.pdf**
Teachers can:

1. make copies of newspaper articles, TV shows, and other copyrighted works and use them and keep them for educational use
2. create curriculum materials and scholarship with copyrighted materials embedded
3. share, sell and distribute curriculum materials with copyrighted materials embedded

Learners can:

4. use copyrighted works in creating new material
5. distribute their works digitally if they meet the transformativeness standard

Fair use requires reasoning and critical thinking. In determining whether a particular use of copyrighted material is a fair use, you must consider the rights of owners as well as your own needs and purposes as a user. Review the principles and limitations identified on pages 10 -14 of the Code. Depending on the particulars of the context and situation, it will be necessary to ask permission, pay a license fee, or claim fair use.

It takes practice to gain confidence in applying the fair use reasoning process. There is no one “right” answer in making a fair use determination, which is why the courts have established a “reasonableness standard” which limits the liability of librarians or teachers who make a good-faith judgment that might be judged to be a violation of copyright.

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Examine the Obama picture to see Fair Use Reasoning

QUESTION: Was Fairey's use of this AP Photo in creating his Hope Poster a Fair Use?
Check out this great New York Times article about the artist's claim of fair use in creating the much talked about Obama Hope Poster. Read especially the lively comments from readers who discuss whether or not this is an example of fair use. Then analyze your own thoughts about if you think it's fair use, what are your reasons? If you think it's not a fair use, what are your reasons?

Is this an example of transformative use?
Is this an example of transformative use?


This humorous video is a review of copyright principles delivered through the words of Disney Characters