What happens when you reach a dead end in your quest for copyright permission? Even after a sincere, honest and time consuming quest, there are instances when you might reach a dead end.
You may not be able to identify or contact the copyright owner or you may have received no response from your request efforts.
At this point, you can return to fair use guidelines to see if you can modify your usage of a certain material that would fall under fair use.
You can replace your intended material with an alternative choice.
You can make a “risk assessment” or whether your usage of a copyrighted material would be found out and whether the risk of proceeding without permission is worth the risk of any liabilities against you.
In any circumstance, following good copyright and fair use judgement in your classroom will model sound ethical behavior for your students. Seek our permission whenever possible, and utilize the resources provided by your library media specialist, and please seek me out for help, suggestions, or alternatives.