With the rising cost of textbooks, it is important to consider how to make classroom materials more affordable to students. Downloading and photocopying are often the answer, but these practices can easily violate Copyright law. When providing copies of Copyrighted material to students, faculty must comply with Copyright regulations. This guide will help to explain those regulations and to provide cheaper, legal alternatives.
This video from Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society is a fun but informative explanation of Copyright and Fair Use. The discussion of Copyright and the Public Domain begins at 3:50 and the discussion of Fair Use starts at 6:20.