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An Adventure of the American Mind: Joining Educators and Students With Library of Congress Resources

Copyright Issues for Educators

The reproduction of copyrighted materials in educational settings presents some interesting questions. Here are some resources to help navigate the sometimes confusing issue of copyright. All links open external sites in a new browser window.

U.S. Copyright Office

For general information about copyright, call the Copyright Public Information Office at (202) 707 6737. The TTY number is (202) 707-6737. Information specialists are on duty from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
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This chart was designed to inform teachers of what they may do under the law. Feel free to make copies for teachers in your school or district, or download a PDF version at www.techlearning.com. More detailed information about fair use guidelines and copyright resources is available at www.halldavidson.net.

Education World - The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use (main page)

When it comes to copyright law and the application of fair use exceptions, ignorance is definitely not bliss! Learn how to educate yourselves and your students and avoid making a costly mistake!

Other Copyright Web Sites

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