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*OER & Opening Copyright: What, Why and How
Open Educational Resources (OER) are the result of opening the copyright restrictions with an overlaying Creative Commons License DISCLAIMER: Material provided is only intended as a guide. This guide is not a substitute for professional legal advice
Makes use of copyrighted material without permission legal, under certain circumstances. Usually, just one copy for personal non-commerical educational use. Does not include workbooks unless copyright owner grants permission.
1. If the purpose and character of your use is non-profit - that leans towards "Fair Use"
2. If the nature of the copyrighted work is a fact or an idea rather than the presentation of facts or ideas, that leans towards "Fair Use"
3. If the amount and substantiality of the portion taken is minimal and is not the main point of the work, that leans towards "Fair Use"
4. If the effect of the use upon the potential market is expected to be minimal or non-existent, that leans towards "Fair use"
Amendments to the Copyright Act as a result of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act Streamlines the music-licensing process to make it easier for rights holders to get paid when their music is streamed online.
Amendments to the Copyright Act as a result of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act Facilitates Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.