Finding and using digital resources from a variety of sources is integral to the work on an educational technologist, so a solid understanding of copyright is essential. In addition, educational technologist are often called upon to provide guidance to colleagues on copyright issues, and those in a teaching role have a responsibility to help students understand and abide by copyright laws and standards of fair use.
The Oklahoma State University Library provides a concise but thorough summary of copyright laws and fair use standards. Please see the following resources:
Copyright Basics (http://info.library.okstate.edu/c.php?g=152024&p=998497)
Fair Use and Exceptions (http://info.library.okstate.edu/c.php?g=152024&p=998571)
Links to Other Resources (http://info.library.okstate.edu/c.php?g=152024&p=998645)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation provides curriculum to assist teachers in teaching their students about copyright, available at https://www.teachingcopyright.org/.
For more information on how to find usable digital material, see this guide to Creative Commons: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10QP1R-taLNHpY1K2iaPwJ5s3n-wV1tW3oFTYLNf3F3o/edit.