The Lesley University Library provides Course Reserves services to make a wide range of materials readily available at the faculty’s request for educational use to students. Materials eligible for Course Reserves fall into two very broad categories: those for which copyright permission is not necessary; and those for which copyright permission may be necessary.
To determine whether textual material can be legitimately used under the Copyright Fair Use guidelines, many aspects of all four "fair use" factors must be weighed. In analyzing these criteria, the following factors weigh in favor of Fair Use:
In cases where the copyright holder cannot be located or is unresponsive, the Library will consider this a demonstration of a good faith effort to obtain permission.
To safeguard reserve materials, the Library will adhere to the following:
For answers to specific questions on copyright permissions for Course Reserves, please contact Micki Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 U.S. Code § 107 - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
Notwithstandingthe provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified in that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is fair use the factors to be considered shall include--
1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The following textual materials are examples of types for which copyright permissions are not necessary. This list is not exhaustive; other exemptions may apply:
Sherrill Library | Lesley University, Brattle Campus | 89 Brattle Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-349-8850
John & Carol Moriarty Library | Lesley University, Porter Campus | 1801 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA 02140 | 617-349-8070