This guide is intended to illustrate Copyright Policy, Fair Use Guidelines, and College policy for the purposes of digitizing content for classroom use.
Currently, College of the Holy Cross offers support in acquiring and making available various forms of media, including hard to find and commercially produced motion pictures. We encourage faculty and staff to consider the Fair Use Guidelines found in this guide when planning for upcoming coursework.
With enough time, Ed Tech and the Libraries should be able to formulate a plan for using movies and other digitized content not only in the physical classroom but also in digitized format through Moodle. The Libraries are able to research and locate the proper license for purchasing such materials, and Ed Tech is able to edit movies for appropriate excerpts to be loaded into Moodle with the proper time limits enabled.
ITS and the Libraries aim to reduce barriers to use of these materials while still maintaining and respecting Copyright Law. We encourage faculty and staff to reach out to us for help in planning future use of digitized materials.