Ensuring course readings are readily available to all students without being too costly is a prime concern for faculty and for LITS. However, there are copyright considerations to keep in mind. In general, fair use arguments can be made when limited amounts of copyrighted material are used for educational purposes, the audience for which is limited to students enrolled in a particular class (by providing access to the materials in a password-protected environment, such as Moodle), and offered in formats that are not susceptible to further copying/downloading. Providing links to online materials (rather than copying them) is also a safe call because no copies are being made. Here are some quick tips for best practices.