Instructional material related to course curricula (lectures, articles, and other media) may be protected by copyright (find out more). When preparing your class, take a moment to consider the copyright status of your content before you post.
Copyright protected material can be added to course management systems like Blackboard if any of the following conditions apply:
With credit to Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office: Using Electronic Resources to Build Reading Lists.
With credit to Indiana University Knowledgebase: Posting Copyrighted Materials Online.
Copyright and Fair Use Statement:
If you wish to place specific language on your course site, reminding students of the policies pertaining to copyright and fair use, you may use the following:
Copyright laws and fair use policies protect the rights of those who have produced the material. The copy in this course has been provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Other uses may require permission from the copyright holder. The user of this work is responsible for adhering to copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17, U.S. Code). You can learn more about copyright and fair use policies on the Library’s Copyright Resources website.
Proxy prefix: The beginning of a link to a resource that is restricted to UMass Chan users who have a barcode number and password. Without the proxy prefix, users trying to access these resources from off-campus will not be recognized by the vendor’s website.
Please note that the proxy prefix is not required for online resources that are freely available on the Internet.