Conversations That Matter: Copyright, Fair Use, and MOOCs – What To Be Aware Of

Classroom with laptops

Fair use and copyright ownership are complicated enough when we are considering materials for a class with seven or 70 students. But what if you are venturing into the world of the MOOC, where media and written materials may be shared with 7,000 or 70,000 students? How do fair use and copyright considerations change as you move into that setting, and what do your faculty need to be aware of?

For answers, we turned to higher-education librarian and attorney Kevin Smith, director of copyright and scholarly communication at the Duke University libraries.

Smith shared several key considerations with us in this 10-minute podcast: