Many common campus activities involve copyright, and so it is critical that all Stanford faculty, students and staff have a working understanding of copyright law as it impacts their daily lives. The Stanford University Libraries provide this Copyright Reminder to ensure that all members of the Stanford community have access to that critical information. The Copyright Reminder highlights common campus copyright concerns, and outlines the fundamental elements of US copyright law that apply in those situations.
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.