Q. We're an educational institution. Aren't all uses "fair use"?


The short answer: NO. Faculty members are responsible for determining when use of copyrighted material in the classroom or online is fair. I copied this paragraph from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

“[Faculty members] would have to decide whether to license that material or determine that uploading parts of in-copyright books would be fair use. Faculty members would have to assess whether their uses of the relevant materials were narrowly tailored to serve their pedagogical purposes, were not excessive in quantity, and were not the “heart” of the book. And faculty members would have to consider how much harm their use would cause to the publisher if other faculty members teaching similar courses made the same uses of the book chapter.”

Read more about the lawsuit against GSU in the Chronicle for Higher Education

  • Last Updated Oct 15, 2019
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  • Answered By Karen Kiorpes

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