Copyright Tutorial for Course Readers
Collect material to be used in your course
Identify material that requires copyright permission from the
Be aware of the Fair Use Guidelines,
which will help you determine if the material will need to get
permission or if it will be allowable to use the material without
Examples of material that can be used without
seeking copyright permission are works that have reverted to the
public domain or unpublished work by the professor of the course.
Provide the correct information on the Copyright
Permissions Request Form beginning with the course information
and the estimated class enrollment.
The information required is:
- Book or journal title
- Author or editor of the book
- Chapter or article name
- Author of article
- Publisher of book or journal
- Copyright year
- Volume and/or edition
- Page range requested
Be careful to request the permission from the correct copyright
owner. Some material in books or journals is being used in that
publication with the permission of the original copyright holder.
Anthologies are one example. To be sure that your source is the
correct copyright holder of the material, check the title and
copyright page of your book. The required information can often
be found online.