UTSA Libraries supports faculty and staff in understanding copyright and how it relates to their course materials. Copyright and fair use guidelines apply to a wide variety of material, regardless of format. This could include:
- Single journal articles
- Single book chapters
- Coursepack-like materials
- Streaming media
- DVDs/Digitized clips of DVDs
- Other types of material
There are specific provisions in U.S. copyright law that allow for reuse of copyrighted material in courses. To learn more, visit the Copyright & Fair Use Basics research guide or reach out to your subject librarian.
We are also happy to assist faculty with placing course materials on reserve for student use. We rely on fair use when making decisions about course reserves. Learn more or place your course reserves request using our simple online form.