Published Online: September 11, 2012
Published in Print: September 12, 2012, as Copyright Guidance Offered for Teachers

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Copyright Guidance Offered for Teachers

The American Library Association has released the "Complete Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators," after a survey that found a dearth of guidance on the topic. It outlines the basics about copyright protections so teachers can use good online and print resources without violating the law.

ALA officials said that librarians and educators often end up being more conservative than they need to be when making decisions about use of materials because they're uncertain about tenets such as fair use and are afraid they might be violating the law.

Vol. 32, Issue 03, Page 4

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