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Copyright and Fair Use

A Guide to Information and Resources Related to Copyright and Fair Use

Texas Tech and Copyright

Best Practices

  • Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries PDF Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library community itself. 
  • Fair Use in the Visual Arts Edit/DeleteQuick Stats
    The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts is based on a consensus of professionals in the visual arts who use copyrighted images, texts, and other materials in their creative and scholarly work and who, through discussion groups, identified best practices for using such materials. They included art and architectural historians, artists, designers, curators, museum directors, educators, rights and reproduction officers, and editors at scholarly publishers and journals.
  • Fair Use for Media Literacy Education PDF Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    This guide identifies five principles that represent the media literacy education community’s current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials, wherever and however it occurs: in K–12 education, in  higher education, in nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children and youth, and in adult education.

International Copyright Law

General Copyright

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For General Information on the U.S. Copyright Law


Copyright and Architecture

Fair Use and Teach Act

Fair use and the TEACH Act: concerning copyright issues within the physicial and online classrooms.

Copyright and Web Resources

Below are important resources for copyright and education

Students and Faculty