ERIC Number: ED241052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials for Classroom Use. A Briefing Paper for Teaching Faculty and Administrators.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
Intended to serve as reference materials for discussions with teaching faculty and other members of the university community, this paper and its attachments provide guidelines for members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on fair use and the classroom and library photocopying provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 (PL 94-553). Factors involved in determining whether a particular use is a fair use of a copyrighted work are outlined. The provisions of the 1976 "Classroom Guidelines" are reviewed and described as unsuitable in the context of postsecondary education. Also outlined are issues related to the reproduction of musical works, copying for reserve room use, and the "umbrella" statute recommended by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Attachments include a briefing paper for librarians and archivists on current issues in library photocopying and copyright and a University of Wisconsin-Madison policy statement on photocopying for teaching and research, which is suggested as a model for other universities. The policy statement covers copying which is completely unrestricted, copying which is permitted, copying for which teachers should obtain permission, and publishers' guidelines for making multiple copies for classroom use. Information on how to obtain permission for copying and a sample letter requesting such permission are also provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Copyright Law 1976