What Is It?

Copyright are the restrictions over how educators can use content created by other people. How much of a book you can scan, what music you can use, and how you distribute works all fall under copyright rules.

The University of Connecticut Libraries is an excellent starting point for information about copyright.
See their excellent Copyright website for detailed information to help faculty and students.

Related Technologies and Resources

For another quick resource, check out Teacher Copyright chart
The chart is from an excellent site by the Association of Research Libraries – Know Your Copy Rights. http://www.knowyourcopyrights.org/index.shtml
On their “Resources for Teaching Faculty” page, they have a FAQ section on “Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching “ which also includes a very informative section on copyright issues for online classrooms and course management systems. http://www.knowyourcopyrights.org/resourcesfac/faq/online.shtml