Hamline University Policy requires that all students, staff, and faculty observe applicable copyright laws. Below and under Related Links (on the right) are resources to help you prepare course materials in compliance with copyright law.

    In a Nutshell

    1.  Copyright permission is generally needed when:

    • Making and distributing copies to an entire class (whether in a coursepack or individually)
    • Scanning and posting articles in Blackboard (or similar course management system)
    • Putting photocopies on reserve in the library

    2.  The Fair Use Doctrine permits some uses of copyrighted materials that do not require permission. Educational use alone does not make it fair use.

    3.  You may NOT need copyright permission if the article, book, or chapter is in the library databases.  You can provide one-click access from Blackboard to the content for your students.  For more information, see  Linking to Online Books, Articles, and Journals (under Related Links) for complete instructions.

    4.  Procedures for getting copyright permission at Hamline.  It's never been easier!


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