Answered By: Katie Hutchison Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016 Views: 53
Under the “fair use” rule of copyright law, a person may make limited use of another author’s work without asking permission. As noted in the Fair Use Checklist box:
"There's no one right answer as to what constitutes a "fair use" of a particular copyrighted work. The answer varies from situation to situation."
Here are some suggested guidelines for both photocopying and ECN (formerly Sakai) at Walsh University:
- A single chapter from a book (5% of work for in print; 10% of work for out of print)
- A single article from a journal issue or newspaper
- A short story, essay, or poem from an individual work.
- A single chart, diagram, graph, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, journal, magazine, or newspaper.
- Copies made should not substitute the purchase of books, journals, etc.
- Always provide a copyright notice on the first page of the copied material. At bare minimum your notice should state: "Notice: This material is subject to the copyright law of the United States."
- Provide only one copy per student.
- Copying the works for subsequent semesters requires copyright permission from the publisher.