Myths and Fair Use
© Myth: It doesn't say it's copyrighted!
As of March 1, 1989, the copyright warning does not have to appear for a work to be legally copyrighted. However, it is a good idea to remind people of your copyrights by including:
© 1997 by [your name]
Copyright by [your name]
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Consider adding statements that grant permission or restrict use, such as:
"Permission is given to copy this work provided credit is given and copies are not intended for sale."
"Use or inclusion of any portion of this document in another work intended for commercial use will require permission from the copyright owner."
Copyright from University Libraries
© Myth: It's OK--it's for education.
Before you include someone else's work without permission, consider ALL 4 of the fair use factors:
Review the law, US Code, Title 17, Sect. 107
Using the Four Factor Fair Use Test
Copyright in Scholarship and Instruction
VT Faculty Development Institute, 2009
Send comments to Gail McMillan, director, Digital Library and Archives