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OERs (Open Educational Resources).

Fair Use and OERs

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The American University of Washington College of Law has put together a Best Practices in Fair Use and OER Guide   

Copy rights are property rights. The copyright owner has the right to make a profit on every copy.

The foundation of content creation, protection, and use, is that copyright protection starts when a work is put in tangible form.

The law protects the right of the copyright owner to have the opportunity to receive payment for every copy of their intellectual property.

Caution: The creator of an original work may not own the copyright.  If you produce a “work for hire”, your employer may claim the copyright.