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Guide to Using Copyrighted Material in the Classroom

Panel Issues Guide to Using Copyrighted Material in the Classroom
Chronicle of Higher Education
By JEFFREY R. YOUNG
11/11/2008

"When professors want to incorporate clips from television shows or other popular-culture works into their lectures and are unsure about what they can legally use, some are basing their decisions on "urban folklore about copyright," says Peter A. Jaszi, a law professor at American University.

A new guide by the university's Center for Social Media offers free legal advice to clarify such issues—and its authors say that the "fair use" provisions of copyright law are more permissive than many professors may think."

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