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Crash Course in Copyright

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Date Added to MERLOT: February 16, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 21, 2011
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Author: Georgia Harper Send email to Georgia Harper 
Office of General Counsel, University of Texas System
Submitter : Gretchen Whitney

An extensive introduction to copyright issues: Fair Use, how to get permissions, working with multimedia presentations, and digital works. Includes a series of presentations on copyright topics. "Rules of thumb" are within the University of Texas system context.

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Technical Requirements: Web browser; no frames, forms, or scripting.
Language: English Material Version: 22 May 2000
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: yes
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2 years ago

Jon Drucker (Librarian)

Georgia Harper presented this in Phil Doty's Information Policy course I took in library school at UT-Austin in 1997. In this updated version she gives one of the best overviews of a topic that continues to baffle even experts in the field. I'd recommend this to any librarian who deals with copyright issues, even tangentally.  I briefly used this in an info literacy class when discussing citations, copyright, fair use, and plagiarism.

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