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Copyright: Media & P2P File Sharing

Code of best practices

The Center for Social Media at American University's School of Communication has created a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video.



YouTube's Copyright Education website is a great place to get information about online videos.

P2P File Sharing

 Do you use peer-to-peer file sharing software to download or share music and videos?  If so, this site will help you to understand the issues involved and stay in compliance with copyright laws. 

This source addresses how the University of Washington addresses P2P File Sharing but it also explains the issues related to copyright and why it is illegal.

Recording lectures

Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communication Officer at Duke University, outlines copyright and privacy issues to consider when recording lectures for Internet distribution.

Legal Disclaimer

This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.

Subject Guide

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Karen Nichols
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Mary & John Gray Library