Fair Use AIM Center Policy Brief
National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM Center)
The U.S. Copyright law is reviewed in light of the "fair use" doctrine. To date, there have been very few court cases in either the K–12 or higher education context that address the applicability of this doctrine to the conversion of print instructional materials into accessible formats. Because determinations of fair use are highly case-specific, educators who are interested in learning more about this topic should consult with the general counsel's office for their institution or district.
Fair use of a copyrighted work for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research is not an infringement of copyright.View in glossary
Print Instructional Materials
Printed materials written and published for use in elementary and secondary school instruction, required by a SEA or LEA for use by students in classroom.View in glossary
Content, activity, or technology that is usable by everyone with equivalent ease of use.View in glossary
Karger, J. (2014). Fair use aim center policy brief. Wakefield, MA: National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials. Retrieved [insert date] from http://aem.cast.org/about/publications/2014/fair-use-brief.html