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Teaching Excellence Seminar:
Copyright: Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Karen E. Edwards, J.D., College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
October 6, 2010


When can we use copyrighted materials in our teaching? In this session, faculty will learn their rights and responsibilities under federal copyright law. In addition to discussing how to appropriately apply the Fair Use Exception when using or distributing copyrighted materials in the physical or virtual classroom, participants will learn how to better educate students about their use of copyrighted materials. Q & A time will be available to address faculty questions, including those regarding ownership of faculty-created works.

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About the Presenter

Ms. Edwards is a senior instructor in the Department of Retailing at the University of South Carolina. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to arriving at USC, Ms. Edwards practiced law with Duff, White and Turner, L.L.C., a firm that serves public school districts and colleges across South Carolina, focusing on employment law and education law. She regularly teaches a session on Copyright Law for the South Carolina Bar’s Law for South Carolina Teachers seminar.

This seminar is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, please e-mail or call 803-777-8322.

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