"Can I use material I found online for teaching or school work?" This illuminating infographic answers the question in a step-by-step guide, identifying what material can - and cannot - be used for teaching or school purposes. For example, the flowchart suggests that readers who need media to present their research or to assist with teaching might first consider creating their own media. If they can't do that, they might search for Public Domain materials. If they can't find what they're looking for in the public domain, they might search for Creative Commons. If that doesn't work, they can then think about whether they might claim Fair Use. The infographic also includes a section on licensing one's own media, a section on how to think about whether it might be feasible to claim fair use, and instructions for how to ethically and legally claim fair use in certain circumstances.
Subject: Comment On: Copyright in Education Flowchart
Posted By: kfortney
Date Posted: 3/22/16 11:04am
There's some good information in this graphic, but also some really problematic statements, especially about fair use. Nancy Sims did a great job going through it piece by piece back when it first circulated in 2014. See her post here: http://simsjd.com/copyrightlibn/2014/06/13/copyright-decisionmaking-flowchart-some-critical-reflections/