When you select online library resources (ebooks, online periodicals, streaming video, databases) from GRCC's collections, copyright compliance is built in. Librarians negotiate reuse within their online resources contracts. If you follow the steps in the [Linking Library Resources] Subject Guide, you'll be all set... legally!
If you use resources from non-licensed sources, then you must determine whether the use is "Fair Use", or, whether a copyright compliance fee must be paid to the owner of the intellectual content. "Fair Use" usually just covers the educators first use of someone else's intellectual content, so that won't work for a resource you use semester after semester. Use the [Copyright Clearance Center] to request permission under the GRCC Annual License to RightFind Academic.
If you are pointing to a resource on the public internet - a YouTube video, an article on a public website, etc. - you do not need to get prior permission to point to that item. You should, however, ensure that it is online legally before encouraging GRCC students to use it.
If you are saving and uploading a copy of public internet resources to your Blackboard rather than pointing to them, you must get permission to do so - unless that item is prominently marked as being available through Creative Commons or a similar licensing organization.
Search for permission to photocopy or share content electronically at Copyright Clearance Center [RightFind Academic]. Bookmark this page.