The Fair Use Doctrine allows for some copyrighted material to be used in education settings, with some restrictions. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act allows a determination to be made along 4 factors: (1) the purpose of the use; (2) the nature of the work used; (3) the amount and substantiality of the work used; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the work used.
This determination must be made each time one wants to use a copyrighted work in a class. See the Resources box below for a link to tool to help you make your own Fair Use determination.
Our Resource Sharing department will scan portions of a book/text for Canvas as long as the Library or faculty member owns a copy of the work. Complete the online form to make your request.
The Library will not scan any resource requested through OhioLink.