Legal opinion sides with publishers in the creation of academic course packs; the copying of materials for educational purposes does not inherently constitute fair use. Permission should be sought to use articles, images, or excerpts in an anthologized collection, and licensing fees will likely be required.
Course packs created without proper clearance from the rights holders place the copying service, the university, and the individual professor at risk for legal action.
PLNU recommends University Readers for copyright clearance services and the creation of print or digital course packs. In nearly every case, collections of articles, book excerpts, and similar readings require copyright clearance. Copyright Clearance Center also offers clearance services, but lacks publishing services for course packs.
Start creating your course pack now by visiting the University Readers website. Students can purchase course packs directly from the provider.
PLNU Reprographics will produce course packs or multiple copies for classroom use according to the following guidelines:
Published workbooks, study guides, standardized tests, and other resources considered "consumable" may not be copied for any reason.