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A Must Read Code of Best Practices in Fair Use and Copyright

This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy  concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use  is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under  some circumstances—especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are  predominant.
It is a general right that applies even in situations where the law  provides no specific authorization for the use in question—as it does for certain  narrowly defined classroom activities. 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.
This is the introduction of a really great PDF that explains in meticulous details all that teachers and educators need to know about the code of best practices in fair use for media literacy education. I invite you to spend some time on it. You can download it from this LINK

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