Phillips Library librarians cannot give legal advice on what is permitted or prohibited in terms of photocopying or providing resources to your class. We have gathered here some of the most important documents dealing with copyright. Below you will find a list of FAQs and responses from AU faculty, librarians and administrators.
Copyright: The exclusive legal right, given to an the originator of the work to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
Fair Use: Allows that use such as criticism, comment, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright . Four factors in determining 'fair use':
As educators rapidly transition to online and hybrid learning opportunities, copyright-specialist librarians across the United States have drafted a 3.5 page statement on educational fair use in an emergency situation that offers some general guidance:
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