Carnegie Mellon University

Fair Use Policy

This policy should be reviewed in its entirety on-line:

To teach, members of the university faculty often find it necessary to make available to their students copyrighted material other than text books. Frequently the best way to do that is to copy such material and distribute it to the students. The Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U. S. C. sect. 1 et seq. (effective January 1, 1978), provides for duplication of copyrighted materials of others where the copying is considered a "fair use" of the material.

To facilitate legitimate copying by university faculty and staff within the purview of the Copyright Act while carrying out educational, research, creative and scholarly pursuits, the university is publishing this copyright policy statement. This statement presents Carnegie Mellon University's criteria for copying copyrighted materials.