Welcome to the University of Redlands Armacost Library Copyright and Fair Use Guide for Faculty. We hope this guide will shine some light on the vagueness of copyright law and provide direction for using copyrighted works in an educational setting.
Before delving further into this guide, please take a look at two important and useful documents: below is a link to the recently published Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries and the handout to the left called "Know Your Copy Rights."
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University Dean of University Libraries and Museums and President of ARL, said, “This document is a testament to the collective wisdom of academic and research librarians, who have asserted careful and considered approaches to some very difficult situations that we all face every day.”
...is a form of protection outlining the exclusive rights of the copyright holder to reproduce, prepare derivative works, perform, distribute, display, sell, lend or rent their creations. Copyright concerns both published and unpublished works.
Section 102 of the 1976 copyright law lists: