Copyright & Fair Use for Education
A guide for faculty to understand copyright and fair use
Alternatives to Copyrighted Materials
You can bypass the restrictions of copyright by using one of the following methods to find and use materials.
Items in the Public Domain can be used without permissions.
Most things published before 1925 are in the Public Domain.
If you are using something from a collection, make sure you are using the original material and not a reprint or copyrighted edition.
The UHMC Library provides access to thousands of eBooks, articles, and multimedia for faculty and students.
Linking to library materials directly for your students does not violate user agreements aor copyright.
You can put items on reserve and e-reserve (Coming 2021) as another way for students to access copyrighted material.
Creative Commons Material
Most Open textbooks or OER are published with Creative Commons Licenses.
Creative Commons items can be used with proper attribution.
Different Material Types
There are subpages which list some of the Library resources as well as popular places online to find Public Domain materials in the following categories:
- Video / Film
- Images, Diagrams and Charts
- Music, Podcasts, recordings
- Textbooks, Articles, etc...
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