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Copyright & Fair Use in the AUD Classroom

This guide is intended to help faculty navigate the use and reproduction of copyright protected works in the classroom and on online course platforms.

 

 

 

This guide is intended to help faculty navigate the use and reproduction of copyright protected works in the classroom and on online course management platforms. 

 

The American University in Dubai follows the United States fair use doctrine within the framework of international copyright conventions, and insofar as practices are in agreement with UAE copyright statutes. Fair use allows for the limited use of copyrighted works under certain circumstances, without requiring the permission of the copyright owner. In cases where fair use does not apply, or is difficult to establish, alternatives are recommended, including linking to resources available through the library, and using works covered by public copyright licenses or in the public domain. 

 

These recommendations do not replace legal advice and the AUD community and users of these guidelines, assume all responsibility for use, reproduction (print & digital), observing license agreements, and seeking permission from copyright owners when necessary. 

 

 

  

 

Certain exceptions to copyright in the US legal system are not applicable to AUD and are expressly intended for nonprofit organizations. They include the following:

 

Displays and Performances in Face-to-Face Teaching 17 U.S.C. Section 110(1)

Allows for the performance and display of copyrighted materials in the course of face-to-face teaching at nonprofit educational institutions.

 Displays and performances in distance education (TEACH Act) 17 U.S.C. Section 110(2)

Ability to display or perform certain types of copyrighted works in the course of distance education at nonprofit educational institutions. This exception has a number of conditions, including implementing technological controls.

Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying

These are guidelines and not included in US copyright law. They attempt to establish minimum standards of educational fair use in the copying of print resources at nonprofit educational institutions. See Section: "Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-For-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals"