Kathy Parker, Digital Citizenship and School Library Media Consultant, NCDPI, DTL Division


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Copyright and Fair Use


Copyright law promotes innovation, creativity, and progress by protecting one's ability to make a living from one's intellectual property. Educational fair use acts to balance an individual's right to his/her work and an educator's or student's need to use that work for educational purposes.


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Copyright for Students

Kathy Parker's LiveBinder: (Note about mixed collections: Some copyright friendly websites and/or databases contain both public domain and copyrighted resources. When using these copyright friendly resources, be sure to check the copyright status of each work that you use.)



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Copyright for Educators

Copyright FAQs


Kathy Parker's LiveBinder: (Note about mixed collections: Some copyright friendly websites and/or databases contain both public domain and copyrighted resources. When using these copyright friendly resources, be sure to check the copyright status of each work that you use.)





Why is understanding copyright important for educators?
Educator Professional Standards

SLMC and ITF "Participates in state and/or national conversations regarding ethical access and use of resources, intellectual property, and digital citizenship" (SLMC: Standard 1, Element D, Distinguished: ITF: Standard 1, Element E, Distinguished)

Teacher "Models the tenets of the Code of Ethics for NC Educators and the Standards for Professional Conduct and encourages others to do the same" (Standard 1, Element E, Distinguished)

Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers
  • "Demonstrate understanding of intellectual property rights by abiding by copyright law, intellectual property, and fair use guidelines"
  • "Teach and require the use of copyright law and fair use in student work and creation"

Digital Learning Competencies for Administrators
  • "Model responsible use of technology including, but not limited to, communication, social, ethical, legal, and global issues"
  • "Promote and model positive digital citizenship as well as practical policies for communication and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure responsible, effective digital teaching and learning practices throughout all school processes"


Student Curriculum Standards

Information Technology Essential Standards (ethical use strand)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.8
Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only so that you can learn more about copyright and fair use. It is not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Please consult a lawyer if you want legal advice.