Get a legal copy or a link to a legal copy of the work you want to include in your course. Legal copies can come from an institutionally subscribed or licensed resource, interlibrary loan, the copyright owner, purchased copy, public domain, or Creative Commons license (a copy emailed from a friend at another institution is not a legal copy).
For print original copies, include this copyright notice on the copy: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code)
If you use the content for more than 1 term, check the AACL every term to verify inclusion.
“Using Course Management Systems: Guidelines for Best Practices and Copyright Compliance” Copyright Clearance Center, White Paper, c2011.
If a work is NOT covered by the AACL, then do a fair use analysis to determine if you can use the work without permission or to determine if you need permission. Follow these best practices:
Another useful resource is "Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching—FAQ: Questions Faculty and Teaching Assistants Need to Ask Themselves Frequently, Part II: Uses in the Online Classroom/Course Management Systems" by Peggy Hoon, JD (Washington DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2007) © 2007 Peggy Hoon
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/.
HBR is available through an EBSCOhost database to which the library subscribes, but it has it’s own restrictions regarding use:
“Content in HBR may NOT be used as assigned course material nor as corporate learning or training materials. Academic and business departments may not use this content in electronic reserves, electronic course packs, persistent linking from syllabi or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources. You cannot host this content on learning management systems (for example, Canvas or Moodle) or use persistent linking or other means to incorporate the content into learning management systems. Harvard Business Publishing will be pleased to grant permission to make this content available through such means.
Will linking to it suffice?
Where did you get the work? Is it a “legal” copy? If not, get a legal copy.
What do you want to do with it?
Is the use you want covered by the AACL? If yes, go ahead and use.
If the use isn’t covered by the AACL:
If none of the above apply, secure permission.
Will you need to use it again in another term? Start over.