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Copyright & Intellectual Property: Classroom

Information about copyright & intellectual property

Classroom Exemption

As described in § 110. Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays, performance or displays of copyrighted material are allowed in face-to-face classrooms. Faculty can also distribute small portions of journals or books to all students in their class for discussion and study.

In the document, “Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians” by United States Copyright Office, the guidelines for 1) Single copying for teachers and 2) Multiple copies for classroom use are specified (see page 6).

The TEACH Act was enacted to give some copyright exemptions to distance learning courses for digital transmissions of items. Since SUA does not have any distance education components in the curricula, the library has not incorporated any TEACH Act exemptions into the policy. TEACH provisions do not apply to supplementary resources including e-reserves and digital library resources.

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