Copyright Policy

 

QUICK HINTS for copyright policy for assigning journal articles and book chapters to a class electronically. (Current as of August 29, 2012)

Instructors are responsible for complying with these policies. Please contact Malin Abrahamsson with any questions. Contact information can be found at the bottom of this page."

This document prepared by Allan Frei, Chair of Geography at Hunter College, in consultation with Malin Abrahamsson, Acquisitions Manager/Copyright Assistant, Hunter College Library (contact information below).

Purpose: the purpose of this document is provide QUICK HINTS of Hunter College Geography courses guidance as to how to assign articles and book chapters to classes in accordance with Hunter College policies on copyright protection. This includes all electronic articles and book chapters; this document does not address hard copy reserves.

For more information, see the "Basic (C) policy notes.docx" file, the Hunter College Library, and contact Malin Abrahamsson (see below).

Policy:

1. All electronic articles and book chapters must be provided to the students through Hunter College's ERes system (http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/services/reserves).

2. No electronic articles or book chapters may be provided to the students through blackboard. However, ERes items can be linked through blackboard.

3. For articles that can be obtained through a Hunter College journal or database subscription, the instructor may add the document's "persistent URL" on Eres, or download the pdf and put it on ERes.

4. For articles that cannot be obtained through a Hunter College journal or database subscription, the instructor may obtain the pdf through the College's Interlibrary Loan system, and then must "clear copyright." After copyright is cleared, the article can be provided on ERes. To clear copyright, see the "compliance agreement" form, and contact Malin Abrahamsson.

5. The use of book chapters must follow the "fair use" doctrine. Fair use includes the restriction that the portion being assigned can neither be a "substantial" portion of the book, nor contain the entire "heart" of the book, nor affect the potential market for, or value of, the book. For example, the use of 10% of a book is generally fine.

6. To provide a book chapter to students, the instructor must scan the chapter, and then must "clear copyright." After copyright is cleared, the chapter can be provided on ERes. To clear copyright, see the "compliance agreement" form, and contact Malin Abrahamsson.

All questions about this subject should be directed to:

Malin Abrahamsson
Acquisitions Manager/Copyright Assistant
Hunter College Library
695 Park Avenue, E-B161
New York NY 10065
212.772.4169