Center for Social Media
This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances—especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are predominant. It is a general right that applies even in situations where the law provides no specific authorization for the use in question—as it does for certain narrowly defined classroom activities.


Creative Commons
Learn how you can copyright your own material and also how to search for works of others that has been copyrighted to allow others to use, remix, and share a like.


Copyright