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It is critical that teachers implement Fair Use policies when preparing classroom materials.  Violation of copyright law could result in fines for the teacher, school, and/or district.

Fair Use guidelines are as follows:

  • Purpose: the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes.
  • Amount: the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole.
  • Type: the nature of the copyrighted work.
  • Value: the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

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For a list of the image sources – not owned by Mrs. Greer, Oceanview Middle School, or previously hyperlinked to the original source – used to create our school library website, click here.