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Copyright Q & A
Can I post an article for my class on Blackboard?
Can I show a DVD that I own in class?
Yes, the new Copyright Act changed to permit the showing of DVDs in a classroom provided it is a legal copy
Can I include a link to a blog or website in my PowerPoint?
Yes, the Copyright Act permits educational institutions, instructors and students to link to publicly available material on the Internet.
- Remember to cite your source
- If there is a digital lock you are not able to bypass that or circumvent it to display the material
- If there is a clearly visible notice that clearly states this material may not be used for educational purposes, then you are not permitted to use it
- If you, the educator, knows, or should have known, that the material was made available without the consent of the copyright owner that you should not use it.
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