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Faculty: Classroom Photocopying

The hardest thing about copyright's brevity test is that the law doesn't give educators a definite limit.  But there are some guidelines.

One of them is "The Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals." Many schools base their photocopying policies on these guidelines which allow instructors to copy:

The rest of these guidelines can be found in Circular 21: Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians.

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updated: 8/9/11