After viewing and reviewing the material pertaining to copyright and fair use I am sure that I will carefully consider those items that I choose to include in my presentations or handouts used in the classroom. Such consideration of materials used is not new however. I attended a workshop offered by my employer a few years back which considered this topic. I came away scared to death to use anything that even came close to being a copyright violation. Shortly thereafter I was photocopying a handout on APA format for my students to use when writing a research paper. I was uncomfortable doing this and thought about this a long time before giving it to the students. Although used as education I still feel a little uneasy with this.
So what am I to do to develop confidence that I am not violating copyright law? I will be sure to routinely identify and cite sources. Each entry will have to be given careful consideration before its use to try to ensure compliance. I think that for me the answer is if there is a question – do not use it!