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RELG 284/384: Buddhism & Film (Salgado)


Your group presentations will likely involve images, audio, and/or other media. Many to most of these media will be protected by U.S. Copyright Law. It's worth knowing that if you were to post your presentations publicly--for example, make them available on Augustana Digital Commons or elsewhere on the web--you'd need to be very careful that the media you include do not violate copyright.

For the purposes of this project, as long as you show your slides and use the media for your in-class presentations only and do not otherwise share them, the project can be considered to fall under fair use for educational purposes. Under those circumstances, here is what you need to keep in mind:

  1. You must cite your sources. This is true for all papers and projects, and in this case it includes all images, audio files, etc., that you include in the presentations. If you use an image, play a clip, etc., it should be cited in your slides.
  2. You may not show or use a large portion of any single source (e.g., a film, book, etc.). The rule of thumb is less than 10%. Use the minimum possible to still get your point across--no more.

If you have questions about any of the above, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. My contact information is in the box on the left. 

If you ever have a project that will be posted publicly--a document with images that you submit to Digital Commons, for example, or a video you post to YouTube--you will have to pay much closer attention to copyright questions. Any Augustana librarian will be happy to help.