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Distributors of Films with Public Performance Rights
These vendors of educational films sell institutional versions which automatically include public performance rights.
Guidelines & Best Practices
We recommend reviewing these codes of best practice and guidelines for using copyrighted materials in higher education:
BAYU: Be Aware You're Uploading
This Univeristy of Michigan site provides an FAQ and other resources to help students use peer-to-peer file sharing safely and appropriately.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
This document was created by Association of Research Libraries and the American University Center for Social Media to assist librarians as they work to access, store, exhibit, and provide access to copyrighted materials in support of teaching, research and learning in academia.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry
Poets and lawyers collaborated to create this code of best practices to give guidance about when they and others have the right to exerpt, quote and use copyrighted material in writing and teaching poetry. This code was developed with assistance from the Center for Social Media at American University.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
Developed by American University's Center for Social Media, this document outlines five principles of acceptable practice for the fair use of copyrighted materials in education.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
This document was created by the American University Center for Social Media to assist creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in making online videos to interpret fair use.
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Statement of Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators
This document is a code of best practices in fair use for film and media educators and discusses in-class screenings, broadcasts, and derivative works.
TEACH Act Best Practices using Blackboard
These guidelines provided by the American Library Association summarize the opportunities for using copyrighted materials for teaching and learning in the online environment.