I would like for my students to read a chapter from a book. Is it permissible to scan the pages from the chapter and post them on my course page?
As indicated in Question #2, digitizing content for a course page may constitute copyright infringement. Digitizing for this purpose, however, may be permitted in some circumstances under the fair use exception as described in Question #8. If you determine that none of the fair use exceptions apply, then you will need to seek permission to post the material through the University's Copyright Clearance Program as explained in Copyright Essentials Question #9.
An alternative to scanning and posting the chapter on your course page may be to place the item on reserve in the Law Library. Information on Law Library reserves is available at Library Services for Faculty. Note that the Law Library adheres to University copyright guidelines on library reserves, which are set forth at Copyright Policies for Reserves.
Please note that the Law Library does not offer scanning services for law faculty or students. There is a scanner available for law faculty and student use on the 14th Floor of the Law School Center.
Prepared by Nanette Norton and Julienne Grant.