Copyright Information

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We focus on use of materials in teaching and publishing, Fair Use, Creative Commons, author rights, and the Library's Digital Program.  

Dartmouth Policies and Guidelines

General Policies and Guidelines

Fair Use Resources

Dartmouth Library Services for Course Materials

Librarians in the Scholarly Communication Program offer consultation about your questions, resources and workshops. 

Library Course Reserves

Course Web Sites - Canvas and Others

  • The library staff will advise on the application of fair use for course materials, however, instructors should consult the Guidelines for Online Use of Course Materials to become familiar with the circumstances under which they may place course materials on course web sites. The library does not provide any copyright permissions services to faculty for materials placed on a course web site or on Canvas.

Jones Media Center

  • All media projects must be compliant with current Dartmouth policy and Federal copyright rules, laws and regulations.

Photocopying & Scanning

The Library posts a copyright statement on the self-service photocopiers and scanners throughout the library to alert patrons to the legal uses of photocopied or scanned material. 

Licensing and Permissions