The following teaching guides, PowerPoint slides, and accompanying handouts are designed for use by librarians, faculty and staff, to inform their constituents about important issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property on campus.
Each topic has a set of PowerPoint slides, and a "lesson plan" which describes the intended audience, overall objectives, and important details on associated handouts. Users of the material are encouraged to use the entire slide sets, borrow specific slides for specific contexts, and/or adapt as you see fit.
In addition to the handouts specific to the topics below, we recommend that you distribute the following when appropriate:
While these materials are designed with UCLA constituents in mind, those outside of UCLA may feel free to use them under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY 2.0 license. Note that some handouts are from outside sources, and should be handled and attributed appropriately.
Librarians from our Scholarly Communication and Licensing unit are available to teach these and other Copyright & IP topics in any UCLA context, or assist others in their teaching efforts. Other librarians involved in the Scholarly Communication Steering Committee are also available when appropriate. Contact us for a consultation on your teaching needs.
History and Evolution of Copyright Law
(The "Bundle of Rights," Copyright Term, Public Domain, and Orphan Works)
- Lesson Plan: Copyright Basics
- PP slides: Copyright Basics
Employing the Fair Use Exception (Section 107)
- Lesson Plan: Fair Use
- PP slides: Fair Use
- Fulltext of Section 107
- ARL's "Know Your Copy Rights" Brochure
- Columbia's Fair Use Checklist
- Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use (from the Center for Media & Social Impact)
- Bound By Law (comic book) (c) 2006, 2008 Keith Aoki, James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins (from Duke)
Exceptions for Classroom Display (Section 110)
- Lesson Plan: Section 110
- PP slides: Section 110
Exceptions for Libraries (Section 108)
Obtaining Permission to use Copyrighted Materials
- Lesson Plan: Permissions
- PP slides: Permissions
Negotiating with Publishers to Keep Your Copyright
Registering your Copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office