Copyright and intellectual property issues are a part of the fabric of research and scholarly communications, and thus all Stanford faculty, students and staff need a working understanding of copyright law as it impacts their daily lives. The Copyright Reminder, which highlights common campus copyright concerns and outlines fundamental elements of US copyright law, is distributed annually to ensure that the Stanford community remains aware of those issues.
The Stanford University Libraries limits the number of photocopies of copyrighted materials that can be placed on course reserves without permission from the copyright holder. For specific information about reserve operations in campus libraries, contact the library where you intend to place the reserves. Note that filling course reserve requirements may take two to three months before the quarter begins, particularly if the library does not have a copy of the publication and copyright permission is needed.