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Copyright basics: Start here

Copyright Basics for SCC Faculty and Students

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Introduction to copyright basics

Source: "Understanding Copyright, Public Domain, and Fair Use" by, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Click on the tabs in this guide to learn more about related concepts

  • Copyright symbolSCC copyright policy
  • Copyright basics
    • Copyright law
    • Fair use
    • Classroom use exception
    • TEACH Act
  • Practical applications (i.e. How do I legally use this stuff?) for:
    • Video & Audio
    • Images
    • Articles from library databases
    • Course reserves
    • Course packs
    • Music (print and audio)
    • Photocopying
  • How to obtain copyright permission
  • OER & the Creative Commons
  • Resources (links to tutorials, books, web sites with more information about copyright)                           

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