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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.
The following textual materials are examples of types for which copyright permissions are not necessary. This list is not exhaustive; other exemptions may apply:
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