Copyright and Fair Use

Creative Commons License

Guidelines for Using Media in Projects

  1. H: Homegrown or Public Domain
  2. C: Creative Commons licensed media
  3. F: Fair Use


  1. What's Copyright? Music Video From the Temple University Media Education Lab
  2. Get Creative (Intro to Creative Commons) One of the best explanations of Creative Commons, 6 min, from 2002.
  3. Fair Use Explained via Disney - A Fair(y) Use Tale A 2 minute excerpt of a 10 minute video
  4. Remix Culture: Fair Use is Your Friend Great video explaining examples of fair use
  5. The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy 5 min 30 seconds (YouTube)


  1. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education 22 page PDF from Temple University, announced 11 Nov 2008
  2. Recut, Reframe, Recycle Research from the Center for Social Media and American University’s Washington College of Law
  3. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video From the Center for Social Media: A downloadable PDF and video
  4. Lesson Plans: Teaching about Copyright and Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Lesson plans for teaching about fair use
  5. 7 Things About Creative Commons Great 2 page summary of Creative Commons for educators.
  6. Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use Outstanding summary of fair use as it applies to documentary filmmaking
  7. Copyright 101 for Educators: Winter 2003 Summary article of copyright and fair use law for educators


  1. Copyright and Fair Use Resources for Educators from Temple University's Media Education Lab
  2. Copyright and Fair Use FAQ From
  3. Resources for Fair Use and Teaching From the Center for Social Media (materials co-developed with Temple Univ)
  4. Teaching Copyright Excellent curriculum for teachers from EFF
  5. Copyright, Fair Use, Intellectual Property & for Educators Wesley Fryer's collection of resources relating to copyright, fair use and IP
  6. Creative Commons CC licenses permit content creators to share re-use/remix permission up front.
  7. Copyright For Educators A Slidecast on SlideShare from the ITSC 2009 Conference (Feb09, Portland)
  8. Digital Copyright Slider Determine copyright protection of differently aged works.

These resources are adapted (as of 23 March 2011) from

Technology 4 Teachers (T4T) by Wesley A. Fryer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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