Copyright Resources 

While I am no means an expert, please find several resources below on copyright, fair use, and creative commons.

Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians: A Guide from the United States Copyright Office

Copyright One Sheet  – includes a succinct overview of Creative Commons, Public Domain, Permission, and Fair Use, as well as attribution.

Creative Commons and Public Domain Resources 

Copyright and Ethical Use Packet

This packet makes reference to NYSUT’s Teacher Rating Rubric. If you are not a school that has adopted this rubric, feel free to remove these pages as needed.


Print-Friendly Version
(no hyperlinked text)
Copyright and Ethical Use of Information Print Version

Device-Friendly PDF (with hyperlinks)

Copyright and Ethical Use of Information

PowerPoint with Live Fair Use Checklist:
Copyright and Ethical Use of Information
Caution: This PowerPoint uses fonts that may not be installed on your system. To display properly, you need “Connecticut” for headings and “Calisto MT” for the body.
Connecticut is available as a free download at Fonts 101
Calisto MT is a standard Microsoft Office font.

Live Form Only, with “safe” fonts:
Copyright Checklist

More Copyright Resources:
Additional links to copyright resources are available in the packet above.

Goldiblocks “Girls” Advertisement – Example of Copyright Infringement or Fair Use?

Copyright Crash Course from the University of Texas Libraries

Ronnie Burt @ The Edublogger – “The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons”

Kathy Schrock – “R.I.P: Respect for Intellectual Property”

Renee Hobbs: “Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning”

Joyce Valenza @ Neverending Search – Copyright Posts

Please feel free to use the above resources. I would love to hear from you if you are using it, if you found it useful, and any questions, comments or concerns.


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