LIBRARY OPERATING STATUS: The Richard E. Bjork Library has gone fully remote. Digital databases, electronic journal subscriptions, and video-streaming services are running as normal. Librarians are available for virtual course support.
Fair Use - Section 107: (Excerpted) Fair use of a copyrighted work for non-profit, educational purposes, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research, is not an infringement of copyright. A limited portion of any work may be used; however, use cannot affect the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. Determining fair use is a complex process that involves a four-factor analysis that is critical to any good faith fair use assertion:
Acceptable materials generally include:
The library promotes compliance with copyright legislation and aids Stockton students, faculty, and staff in following Fair Use guidelines.
Face-to-Face Exemption - Section 110: (Classroom Use) Screening of a lawfully made and acquired work by instructors in the course of face-to-face teaching in a classroom devoted to instruction is not an infringement of copyright. Any presentation without the instructor present or not in a classroom would be an infringement.
The TEACH ("Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization") Act allows instructors to perform or display copyrighted works, such as streaming videos, in distance education environments with a number of restrictions. Here are some useful resources: