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Copyright clarification tools from the ALA

Thanks to this dent from the Creative Commons team, I reviewed some tools about copyright and fair use.  The tools cover libraries making reproductions, instructors performing or displaying works, and an overall tool that helps you determine what is or is not in the public domain.  Very useful for instructors who might otherwise be tempted to ignore the problem due to complexity.  Also, these tools reveal how totally complex the situation is.  (Where ‘complex’ means ‘really ugly’.)

Thanks American Library Association (ALA), you rock as always.

(Post updated 2016-08-15 to fix several of the links as moved some things around. You can find a full list of their tools at . Hat-tip to Chris who found the broken link & referred me to The Ultimate Guide to Copyright as another reference.)