When is it not necessary to secure copyright permission?
If the item in question is an original, authorized copy, purchased from the rightsholder, distributor, or other consumer.
If the faculty member can demonstrate that the material is in the public domain, or that the faculty member is the copyright holder.
If the proposed usage of the item can be considered "fair use" in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act and its amendments.
Find more information about the University's copyright policies at http://libguides.trinity.edu/policies_copyright. Reserve policies and procedures can be found at http://libguides.trinity.edu/policies_reserves.