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Copyright, Fair Use, and Electronic Materials: Three Tips
September 1, 2011
Daniel Fusch, Academic Impressions
The recent slew of intellectual property rights lawsuits against institutions of higher education -- such as the lawsuit filed against Georgia State University over e-reserves, or the lawsuit over video streaming at UCLA -- make two things clear: how little is understood on campus about what "fair use" entails, and how critical it is to plan for risk mitigation as your campus community increasingly makes use of digital content.
Smith and McDonald offer three tips for addressing fair use at your institution proactively rather than reactively.
1. Read and Negotiate the License
2. Establish a Campus-Wide Fair Use Policy
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3. Educate Your Campus