Copyright: What You Need to Know • Medium & Format Don't Matter
Activity: Transformative Use


"If you make a copy, you make a copy," says McCord. The format used to make the copy does not matter as much as the purpose of the copy. For transformative works, the use of the work must be transformative, not just the work itself. This is another area that is often confused in school settings.


Read through the FAQ section of Learning Support. What questions and answers here might help clarify practice at your institution? Make note of these for use in the last two lessons of this workshop.


FAQs: "Basic Copyright for Librarians" and "Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Fair Use" from Learning Support

MLA Citation Collins, Karla B. "Copyright: What You Need to Know: Transformative Use." School Library Connection, January 2020,

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