Fair Use of Media in Online Teaching
Copyright is a concept that hovers around the periphery of educators’ consciousness like some impending catastrophe, always mere moments away from destroying your world. Though the law itself is, in this writer’s opinion, a bit too vigorous in protecting the rights of individual and corporate copyright holders, it is something that the informed online instructor can manage. With knowledge of the concepts of fair use and other educational uses and how they can be applied in the classroom, you, as an education professional, can navigate the treacherous path of copyright with relative ease. The first step, of course, is in understanding what copyright is.