Copyright law has specific exceptions for some types of uses of works associated with teaching.
17 U.S.C. § 110(1) permits the performance or display of works in face-to-face classes at nonprofit schools.
17 U.S.C. § 110(2) permits similar uses of works in online classes. It allows for:
However, this is subject to a number of qualifications, including:
17 U.S.C. § 108 permits some reproduction by libraries and archives, including:
17 U.S.C. § 109 is the so-called "first sale rule":
17 U.S.C. § 110 has a number of other exceptions beyond the classroom exception, including: