What You Need to Know
  • The Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) attempted to develop guidelines to help define the standards for e-reserves. The draft CONFU guidelines are not law and are not part of the Copyright Act.
  • It is generally accepted that reserves are limited to one semester or less in duration.
  • Reserves are subject to the fair use guidelines. The leading library associations and the Association of American Publishers have issued guidelines to assist in the fair use analysis for reserves.