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Course Reserves: Copyright

Course reserves information for students and faculty

Announcement

DUE TO COVID-19 LIBRARY BUILDING CLOSURE, COURSE RESERVE BOOKS CANNOT BE CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT.

Copyright

Copyright plays a huge role in Course Reserves. Copyright allows for only two chapters to be scanned per book without permission from the publisher/author.

However, "Fair Use" does allow for reproduction of copyright work if used for the following purposes: criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. If used then four factors must be met:

  • Purpose and character of use
  • Nature of the copyright protected work
  • The amount and substantially of the portion used
  • The effect of the use upon the potential market

If the item being placed on reserve is not a reproduction and was purchased by either the institution or the professor, permission from the copyright holder is not required.

Faculty may place unpublished material on reserves only if the item is written by the professor or if the faculty member was given permission by the creator. Permission documentation along with time frame of the permission must be submitted to the library.

As faculty, you are able to upload articles to your Canvas page as long as it can only be accessed by your class. 

Copyright Resources

 Cornell is considered the authority on copyright within education. Cornell’s url for their brochure is https://copyright.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/Brochure_FG.pdf . Please look it over and contact Pam Crenshaw with any further questions.

At the bottom of the box is a copyright notice that should precede all documents placed in Canvas.

Also located at the bottom is the Fair Use Checklist. 

 

 

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