Copyright Guidelines*

I. Single copying for teachers

A single copy may be made of any of the following or any part thereof by or for any faculty or staff member at his or her individual request:

II. Multiple copies for classroom use

Multiple copies (not to exceed in any event more than one copy per pupil in a course) may be made by or for the faculty giving the course for classroom use or discussion provided that

III. Prohibitions as to I and II above

Notwithstanding any of the above, the following shall be prohibited:

IV. Definitions

V. Permissions

When multiple photocopying of copyrighted material is not within the Guidelines, it is required that staff or faculty member request permission in writing. Communication of complete and accurate information to the copyright owner will facilitate the request. Although alternatives may be acceptable, the Association of American Publishers suggests that the following information be included to expedite the process:

The process of considering permission requests requires time for the publisher to check the status and ownership of rights and related matters, and to evaluate the request. It is advisable, therefore, to allow sufficient lead time. In some instances, the publisher may assess a fee for permission, which may be passed on to the students who receive copies of the photocopied material or be paid by the requesting component as an ordinary expense.

If occasional time exigencies obviate the usefulness of the prior request letter, then the infrequent use of telephone permissions is acceptable. These must be supported by a follow-up permission letter from the copyright proprietor.

*The purpose of these guidelines is to state the minimum standards of educational fair use for photocopying of written materials under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 USC Section 107.

Updated 4/91, 01/08