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Fair Use Guides and Sites

Fair use is such a foundational part of teaching activities at the UNC Charlotte, that the better it is understood, the more likely it will be exercised in a confident, reasonable, and responsible fashion.  Fair use has been discussed in many locations on this site, but there are many excellent presentations and discussions of it throughout our higher education community.  Some of these may present the information in a manner that resonates better with your style of learning.  All of the sites below are excellent sources of fair use information and there more than just these.

• Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center - Perhaps the first comprehensive web resource devoted to fair use, Stanford's site remains comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting edge; worth visiting repeatedly.

•  US Copyright Office Fact Sheet on Fair Use

•  Thinking Through Fair Use

•  The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

•  Statement on Fair Use and Electronic Reserves

•  MLA's Statement on the Copyright Law and Fair Use in Music

•  Society for Cinema and Media Studies Statement on Fair Use

•  Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use