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Copyright and Using Materials in Your LMS: Copyright and Brightspace

What is allowed?

Posting an item to Brightspace does not exempt an instructor from copyright regulations. Here is a chart with some general guidelines of what is OK to post.

(Please note that these are suggested guidelines based on one interpretation of the U.S. Copyright Law. If in doubt, it is always advisable to err on the side of caution and complete a fair use evaluation.)

 

Item

Allowed

Not allowed

Web site containing copyrighted material

Link to the web site via Brightspace

Copying and pasting the information into Brightspace

Copyrighted web image

Must be educational in nature; display in Brightspace for one semester

Repeated use over multiple semesters

Article from a library database

Direct linking to article allowed; persistant link

Copying and pasting the article into Brightspace

Scanned copyrighted image

Must be educational in nature; display in Brightspace for one semester

Repeated use over multiple semesters

Scanned chapter from a book

5% of the total work if in-print, 10% of the
total work if out-of-print--allowed for only one semester

More than the allotted percents or repeated use over multiple semesters

Scanned article from a journal, trade publication, or magazine

A single article for one semester

Multiple articles from the same publication or repeated use over multiple semesters

Audio files

No more than 30 seconds without permission

Repeated use over multiple semesters

Video files

10% or three minutes, whichever is less

Repeated use over multiple semesters

Subject Guide

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