Whenever considering use of a third party's textual content, remember the best policy is:
If linking is not an option, next ask yourself:
If the answer to both of the above questions is "yes," then you might be able to rely upon one of the copyright exceptions described below in more detail, including fair use. Please read through the below FAQ to determine if one of the exceptions would apply to your circumstances.
Remember, you want to use copyrighted material in such a way as to not end up in a lawsuit. Sure, you may prevail in court, but at what cost? You may win your case, but be seriously financially damaged, so please think carefully before using copyrighted material without permission.
May I download and share a copy of a newspaper or journal article within my course, or must I link to the article?
May I scan an article from a printed magazine and post it in my online course?
How much content can I legally copy out of a book chapter, magazine, or journal for use in my online lessons?
How long can I leave copyrighted content online without permission using Fair Use or Teach Act exceptions?
If I wrote the book, may I put it in my online course?
My textbook isn't yet available to students. May I copy and deliver some chapters online until the book arrives?
Can I post chapters or sections of an e-book in my online course?
How can the Library Liaison, CLEAR Compliance Coordinator, and Office of General Counsel help me with copyright issues?
If I personally subscribe to an online newspaper/journal, does that give me permission to provide copies of those articles in my course?