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Using OER with Proprietary Materials

Best Practices in Fair Use for OER

While we encourage educators to use openly licensed media in the classroom, we also recognize that occasionally a copyrighted piece of media is the best way for you to meet your objectives. Luckily, there is a new guide to help you determine when you can rely on fair use.

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources, published by the American University Washington College of Law and the Center for Media & Social Impact, summarizes four ways you can legally use copyrighted work in an OER.