Q. How much can I post to electronic reserves without having received copyright permissions?


Generally, electronic course content may be included in the electronic reserves system without obtaining permission and is likely to be considered fair use if it is the first time the material is utilized by the instructor for the course, and the request does not exceed these guidelines:

• One chapter (or equivalent) from a book 
• One journal or newspaper article (or equivalent)
• An excerpt from a prose work that does not exceed more than 10% of the work
• One chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture per book or per journal issue

Additional or continued use also may constitute fair use, but each situation must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine whether fair use applies to the contemplated use.

  • Last Updated Jul 18, 2017
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  • Answered By Michael Epstein

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