Fair use is important for teachers because it allows them to use news stories, articles, worksheets, etc. in their classroom for educational purposes without being penalized by standard copyright laws. Teachers are able to use a variety of resources from the internet to books and magazines in their classrooms without fear of "stealing" with the help of fair use.
Criteria of Fair Use in court
Example of Fair Use
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Teachers can often search the web or check the content they plan to use to make sure they are not violation any copyright laws. Also, in CEP 416 we've suscribed to many educational blogs so teachers can also keep with with Fair Use by doing the same. Click on the arrow to see Standford University's Copyright and Fair Use page.