The copies you make and distribute to your students in a face-to-face class—or make available digitally in an online section—must be:
- For Educational use
- Not sold to the student
Nature of the work:
- Factual, nonfiction, news (not a creative work such as a poem or work of art, or a consumable such as a workbook page or practice test)
- Published work
- Small quantity (excerpt of less than 1000 words, or a portion less than 10% of the whole – whichever is less)
- Amount is appropriate for the specific educational purpose
- If you copy and distribute more than 10% you must guard against the effect on the market for the original.
Effect on the market for the original:
- The College or user owns a lawfully purchased copy of the original (don’t copy a copy or use pirated videos).
- Single use. You will not use the article again in any other semester or in any other institution. Limited to 9 occurrences per semester.
- Full credit or citation is given to the copyright owner. Must include the “c-in-a-circle” © (found in Microsoft Word under the Insert tab, on the toolbar with Equations and Symbols), the year of publication and the name of the copyright holder.
- Access to the work is restricted to students enrolled in your class.
- The time allowed for access to the work is minimized to help prevent re-distribution of the work, and the time and amount for access is equal for face-to-face and online sections.
Director of Library and Academic Support Services
Dean of Academic Support & Effectiveness