Copyright and fair use are important fields in education, especially distance learning. However, they can also be daunting concepts to understand and apply. The following frequently asked questions, along with their answers, should help to make copyright and fair use a little easier to understand. What is copyright? The legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book, recording, image, etc. (aka a published work) for a certain period of time. Meant to ensure that creators are fairly compensated for their work. Gives copyright holders control over where, when, and how their work is reproduced
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Introduction Many online classes provide resources as a weekly, no-nonsense bibliography, a chain of citations. It is an efficient, time-tested way of presenting resources, and there is some benefit to letting students forge their own reading path through them. But it can also be intimidating. As a student, how do I know which are the longest? The densest? The most relevant to my research interests? Available in multiple formats? In an on-ground class, it is common lecture practice to contextualize the week’s readings. Most professors are familiar with phrases like, “Next week, we’ll be reading a dense work of theory.