Individual educators may make single copies of
- a chapter of a book
- an article from a magazine or newspaper
- a short story, short essay or short poem
- a chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or a picture from a book, magazine or newspaper
Multiple copies for classroom use include
- a complete poem of less than 250 words
- an excerpt from a longer poem (not to exceed 250 words)
- a complete article, story or essay of less than 2,500 words
- an excerpt from a larger printed work not to exceed 10% of the whole work or 1,000 words
- one chart, graph, diagram, cartoon or picture per book or magazine issue
- two pages or 10% of the words from children's picture books or comic books
Do not exceed one copy per student, per course.
Individual educators may not
- copy more than one work or two excerpts from a single author during one class term
- copy more than three works from a collective work or periodical volume during one class term
- make multiple copies of more than 9 works for distribution to students in one class term
- use photocopies to create, replace or substitute for an anthology
- copy "consumable" works such as workbooks, standard tests, answer sheets, test booklets, etc.
- copy the same work for repeated use. (suggestion is that works not be used more than 3 semesters)
Requests for copying materials shall be made at the request of the teacher, not at the direction of higher authority.
Copying shall not be used as a substitute for the purchase of books, publishers' reprints or periodicals
Source: Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians