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ERIC Number: ED109973
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Instructional Materials and Copyright Dilemmas.
Problems related to instructional materials and copyright laws have not been resolved. The use of the products of advanced technology in the classroom--videotaped, photocopied materials, close-circuit television, and individual cassette programs--has multiplied, but Congress has failed to pass any new legislation. As educators and librarians have adopted new techniques for better instruction an age-old question takes on new urgency: what kinds of resources are teachers permitted to reproduce and duplicate for classroom use and what kinds of materials involve an infringement on the copyright privileges of others? This document discusses court cases in which the copyright laws affected classroom activities. The document also discusses the inconsistencies arising from the fair use doctrine. The fair use doctrine defines the necessary purpose, character, nature, amount, substantiality, and potential market effect of a work in order for it to be legally used for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and scholarship. (Author/KE)
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