Teachers may photocopy articles to hand out in class, but the guidelines impose restrictions. Classroom copying cannot be used to replace texts or workbooks used in the classroom. The number of copies cannot exceed more than one copy per student. A notice of copyright must be affixed to each copy.
American Library Association
Reference and User Services Association
Interlibrary Loan Committee
A single copy may be made of any of the following by a teacher for his/her scholarly research or use in teaching or preparation to teach a class: a chapter from a book; an article from a periodical or newspaper; a short story, short essay or short poem; a chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, periodical or newspaper.
Multiple copies for classroom use may be made by the teacher, provided that: the copying meets the brevity (such as a short poem or article, or 10% of a book), spontaneity (the inspiration and decision to use the work at the moment that would most benefit students did not allow for sufficient time to seek permission), and cumulative effect (this test limits the copying of works from the same author, collective work or periodical volume during one class term, as well as the number of instances of such multiple copying for one course during one class term). Each copy must include a notice of copyright. Download this PDF file on the Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians for more information.