Q. Permission to use article in class lecture

Do I request permission from the journal or does the school assist me with this?


You can certainly use the article as a teaching tool as long as you cite the source and don't claim it as your work.  This is "fair use."

  "Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use.  Section 107 calls for consideration of the following four factors in evaluating a question of fair use: Purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes...."


Is there a specific circumstance you are addressing in your question that I am missing?

Barbara Stransky, KCKCC Reference Librarian

  • Last Updated Jan 10, 2019
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