Copyright for Course Reserves and Blackboard:
All content placed on Reserves Direct and Blackboard must comply with U.S. Copyright law. No one should post content consisting of copyrighted material or portions of copyrighted material without first:
- determining that the content falls within the public domain,
- obtaining permission from the copyright owner, or
- determining, after a reasonable analysis, that the content is a fair use for which permission is not required.
If you are a Blackboard user interested in posting content (journal articles, book chapters, etc.) for which you do not own the copyright, please work through the Reserves Direct system, and our library staff will assist you with permissions, fair use, public domain, and other issues. You can then create a link to the content on Reserves Direct from within your Blackboard course. For more information, contact the Reserves Team.
Please be aware that the Libraries review all materials uploaded to Reserves Direct in order to determine if those materials fall within Fair Use and our license agreements.