Guidelines for Fair Use and the web
To put copyright protected material on the web, specifically for a course web site or educational page, and still claim Fair Use, it is recommended that:
The web page is password-protected
Access to the web page is limited to students enrolled in the course
The use is only for a limited time, usually one semester
Item credit line/source information is listed
Due to the interpretive variability of Fair Use, the following guidelines were established to aid educators in determining what could safely be considered Fair Use. Although the parameters set below are a good guide to follow when organizing your work, it is important to note that they are only guidelines, and NOT the law. Copyright law is purposely vague to allow for interpretation in a variety of situations.
Text Material –Up to 10% or 1000 words of a written work, whichever is less; Title
page/source information is included in copy file
Images –Use smaller sized image (ex. thumbnail); Lower resolution (standard: 72 dpi); List
credit line, source, and attribution information; Limit to a few pieces from a single artist
Movies/TV Programs –Up to 10% or 3 minutes of motion media, whichever is less; Not the
“heart” of the work
Music/Music Video –10%, but no more than 30 seconds, of an individual musical work; Any
alteration to music cannot change the “fundamental character” of the work
Reserve requests should be received at least 10 working days (2 weeks) in advance of student needs. During the first few weeks of the semester, processing may be delayed – PLAN AHEAD.
A separate request form is required for each course.
Library staff will retrieve books from the library’s collection – faculty will be notified of any delay.
All items will be available per semester; personal items will be returned at the end of the semester.
If photocopies are being submitted for items not in the library, PLEASE begin each item’s citation with “COPY WILL BE PROVIDED”.
Electronic files may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include the information in the online request form, or we cannot guarantee processing. We will accept most of the usual formats (word, excel, powerpoint, etc.)
By submitting this form you are agreeing to abide by the Library Reserve policy and the copyright laws of the United States. Any items that are scanned and uploaded to ERes or Blackboard pages are the responsibility of the instructor.
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