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Copyright Guide for Faculty and Staff

Use of Copyright Materials

Reproducing a work for classroom use can include photocopying, scanning, downloading, or uploading the material. To make a copy of materials they must meet certain qualifications.

The material must be:

  • licensed to the University or the Instructor through a subscription or transactional license
  • permitted for use by the copyright owner
  • permitted for use by a Creative Commons license
  • permitted for use by being Open Access (OA) or an Open Educational Resource (OER)
  • meet the requirements for one of the educational exceptions in the Copyright Act (such as Fair Dealing)
  • in the Public Domain

If you are unsure about the permitted use of any material please contact the Copyright Office for clarification.