Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2019     Views: 2

Copying an article and uploading it to Backboard or other websites is a copyright violation, you cannot distribute copyrighted content. 

If the article was from one of our databases and you just provided a link instead of uploading the article, it would not be a copyright violation. 

The problem with articles from databases from another library is that the article is licensed for another library and their patrons, not for COM students, so that would be a violation. 

The same is true for sites that you have joined as a member or to which you subscribe. The license is for your personal use and you may not distribute to others. 

What you could do is write to the association or author, asking permission for use in your class. You can find a Written Permission Template under Can You Use it? in our Copyright & Fair Use for Faculty guide

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