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Copyright Policy for Coursepacks


You may normally include the following items in a coursepack:

  • a single chapter from each book used.
  • an essay, poem, or story from a collected work.
  • single articles, essays, poems, or stories from a periodical issue or newspaper.
  • single cartoons, charts, diagrams, drawings, graphs, or pictures from a  book, newspaper, or periodical issue.

You should include with each photocopy:

  • any copyright notice on the original.
  • the appropriate citation or attribution to the source.

Obtain permissions for materials that do not fall in the public domain. Works created before 1923 or published without a copyright notice from 1923 - 1977 are in the public domain. See also Resources on the Web- Compliance Tools.