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Copyright and Plagiarism Guide for PEA: Copyright for Instructors and Fair Use

A Guide to U.S. Copyright, Plagiarism and Intellectual Property Law for the Phillips Exeter Academy Community

Fair Use

Fair Use is an exemption that allows for limited use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes.


The TEACH Act allows for some use of copyrighted materials for distance education.

Link When Possible

In many cases, you can eliminate the need for permission or fee by simply giving your students a link to the work instead of making copies of it.


Obtaining Permissions

Resources that will help you gain permission to use copyrighted works.

Copyright & Privacy Guidelines for Recording Lectures

Duke University's Scholarly Communications Officer outlines the copyright and privacy issues to consider when recording lectures or classes for Internet distribution.