Copyright in the classroom generally falls under fair use, but instructors should always be aware of copyright issues regarding reserves and the provision of copies of documents to students. The Teach Act also is of importance and should be consulted if you are interested in using materials to teach students at a distance. In general, the additional sections of this guide will provide more detailed specifics about the operations of copyright in general.
To aid faculty in determining whether a particular use constitutes fair use, read about it under the Fair Use tab.
Notwithstanding any of the above, the following shall be prohibited:
A single copy may be made of any of the following by or for a teacher at his or her individual request for his or her scholarly research or use in teaching or preparation to teach a class:
Multiple copies (never to exceed more than one copy per pupil in the course) may be made by or for the teacher giving the course for classroom use or discussion, provided that:
When copying a portion of a copyrighted work, care should be taken to include full citation information on each copy provided.