Section 110 of copyright law allows educators and students to use copyrighted material in face-to-face teaching environments provided all of the following are true:
Sometimes you want students to read a particular item outside of the classroom setting. Instead of making copies yourself and distributing them, here are copyright-friendly alternatives:
The library has resources to help you locate streaming video and audio materials students can use outside of class.
Within a college setting, showing a film or playing an album outside of classroom instruction for a specific class is typically considered a public performance and is not an allowed use of privately purchased items. Some library-owned DVDs have been cleared for campus public performance; that information would appear in the "Note" section of the item's online catalog record.
Copyrighted materials made available via course reserve are for use in class, related course study outside of class, and course research. The use of copyrighted materials in all formats, including the creation, online delivery, and use of digital copies of copyrighted materials submitted for course reserve, must be in compliance with U.S. copyright law and the policy outlined herein.
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You can contact Musselman Library's Copyright Committee at email@example.com.
The committee will offer a recommendation based on your situation, but the committee does not provide legal advice or serve as a substitute for consultation with competent legal counsel on matters regarding compliance with copyright law.