Media content online...
What You Can and Can't Use

An ocean of media content is available on the Internet, but for many it's not clear how you can use it beyond merely reading it for yourself.

There is content from articles, books, magazines, newspapers, journals, pamphlets, press releases, TV and radio broadcasts, films, video, photos, songs, audio, just about anything you can imagine can be found on the World Wide Web today.

Fair use is a legal principle that defines use of copyrighted material and the rights of copyright holders.

Here are links to guides that can help you understand the legalities of using copyrighted materials in other media and classrooms:



Prepared 2009 by Dr. Anthony Curtis
Mass Communications Department, University of North Carolina at Pembroke