Arkansas Tech University Educational Fair Use Guidelines for Digital Images

Arkansas Tech University promotes the educational and research use of copyrighted materials (Basic Copyright Law) through the appropriate application of the provisions provided in copyright law for fair use (Fair Use) and for specific exemptions granted for educational and research purposes (Exemptions). At this time, exemptions include the Teaching Exemption, the provisions for distance education covered by the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act), and special Library Exemptions. Arkansas Tech University observes ‘best practices’ and ‘guidelines’ commonly accepted within the academic community (Guidelines).

Copyright law and guidelines
Basic Copyright Law: 17 U.S. Code 102 Copyright from the code

Fair Use: 17 U.S. Code Section 107

Teaching Exemption - 17 U.S. Code 110(1)
Library Exemptions (17 U.S. Code 108)

Educational Fair Use Guidelines for Digital Images
Guidelines for Classroom Copying of Books and Periodicals

Basic Copyright Law - 17 U.S. Code 102

• However, the following are not protected by copyright

Fair Use - 17 U.S. Code Section 107

Fair use is the broadest, most commonly used exemption outlined in Copyright Law. It is available to all faculty, students, and staff for education, scholarship, and research use.


Teaching Exemption - 17 U.S.Code 110(1)
The Teaching Exemption permits performance or display of any copyrighted work in face-to-face teaching activities in a classroom or similar placed devoted to instruction. The performance or display must be from a legal copy of the work. Additionally,

Library Exemptions (17 U.S. Code 108)
The Arkansas Tech Library monitors and complies with the use of library exemptions: