An excerpt of a copyrighted work may be made and/or distributed according to the following University guidelines:
Course materials posted online are subject to copyright law, even if they are posted in a password-restricted system such as Moodle. The following guidelines are not all-inclusive, but are intended to help you make informed copyright decisions.
When considering whether you should obtain permission to distribute a copyrighted work online, it can help to consider what would be required to distribute the same content physically in a classroom. For example, if you would need copyright clearance to distribute photocopies of a written work to students in your class, you would need permission to distribute the same file online. The same concept applies to images and audio/visual media, although as a rule, further restrictions apply to displaying content, especially audio/visual content, in online settings. Before you use content of any kind in your course, be sure you know enough about the nature of the work and its copyright owner to make informed copyright decisions.
The following standards apply to use of copyrighted works posted to Moodle: