textbook fair use?


“professor a” wants to use their own book for class.  “professor a’s” book is out of print.  professor a provides a PDF copy of said textbook to students, encouraging them to print copies for themselves.

getting “copyshop usa” to print a bound and covered double-sided version proved to be a copyright challenge, citing copyright limitations.

violate copyrights?  doesn’t appear to.  since it’s used in the classroom realm, it gets fair-use status, which allows someone to copy part for the classroom.  since it’s out of print, that seems to open up the ability to print the whole book for class use.  also, it’s not being distributed for profit.

suppose i should get the copyright owner’s permission. 😛

ref 1, 2, 3, 4.

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