The National Association for Music Education Music provides some specialized guidance for music educators.
On this page, you will find a helpful introduction to copyright, especially as it relates to issues of music, music recording, and classroom use. This page will help you understand “fair use of copyright material, and if you need to seek specific copyright permissions. Since teachers in the classroom are afforded special exceptions concerning copyright, this page is a great resource for anyone with questions on copyright, especially education and music majors. There is also a section on Licensing Resources that can guide someone interested in securing a license to use copyrighted material.
This page provides a full overview of copyright laws tailored especially for educators. It includes information on the rights of copyright owners and the implications these rights have for educators. This page will help someone interested in using a copyrighted work to understand what their responsibilities are regarding copyright. The page includes copyright definitions of reproducing, recording, derivative works, distribution, performance, and display. There is also a brief section on the penalties for breaking copyright law.
This page provides precise legal jargon regarding the use of copyrighted materials. If a user has questions on specific copyright issues and language, this is the page to visit. The page consists of essential sections of the law in legal language, guidelines regarding copyrighted music material, guidelines specifically for books and periodicals, and other helpful sections. This page provides the most comprehensive, but also the most technical, page on copyright from The National Association for Music Education’s website.