Course Packs

There is no such thing as a “fair use course anthology.” Instructors who choose to create a course pack of required readings for his/her students should conduct a fair use analysis for each item to be included in the pack. Use George Mason University’s Fair Use Evaluation form to help you determine whether your proposed use is defensible as a fair use.¬†You may also refer to the U.S. Copyright Office’s Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians (PDF) for more specific information, or call the Copyright Resources Office for assistance.

When a proposed use of any copyrighted work appears to go beyond fair use limitations, the Course Materials Copyright Assistance Staff will seek the required clearances for educational use, as well as calculate any applicable royalty fees for student purchase. Please contact the Print Services Course Materials Office at or 703-993-3158 for additional information regarding course packs.